Development Alternatives Digest
December 2021


India – Australia Industry and Research Collaboration for Reducing Plastic Waste

A high-level round-table was conducted on 9 December 2021, to share early findings of the ongoing scientific study that aims to support India’s commitment to co-develop a road map for transition to a circular economy in the plastics sector. Read More...
Get in touch with: Alpana Gupta

Development Alternative at the Access Livelihoods India Summit

As technical partners at the recently held Access Livelihoods India Summit, Development Alternatives hosted a track session - 'Pathways to Inclusive Entrepreneurship 2030'.

Get in touch with: Ankita Pant

Testing and Awareness Drive for 'Fluoride-free' Drinking Water

A one-week testing and awareness drive was conducted in district Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh with the objective to make local communities aware about the significance of fluoride-free water.

Get in touch with: Yogendra Singh Solanki

Placement drive at Vocational Training Centre in Gautam Buddha Nagar

A placement drive was organised at vocational training centre in Gautam Buddha Nagar on 21 December 2021 under Skills to Livelihood Project supported by HDB Financial Services. The project aims to extend skills training and livelihoods support to lesser privileged youth and women. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ekta Kashyap

Exploring Potential for the Transference of Social Innovation Tools across three districts in UP

A visit was conducted in three districts of Uttar Pradesh with the objective to map the existing systems related to enterprise development in the districts of Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich and Basti in partnership with Transform Rural India Foundation.

Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

Gitika Goswami presented on Sustainable Mountain Tourism

GB Pant National Institute along with National Mission on Himalayan Studies jointly organised a brainstorming session on Sutainable Mountain Tourism on the occasion of International Mountain Day on 11 December, with an objective to share experience all the aspect of sustainable mountain tourism. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tanya Issar

Winter Camp in Government Girls Inter College, Haridwar

A winter camp was organized under STEP programme to make Students aware about livelihood opportunities. The objective was to make the stay of students fun and ensure they learn and than apply that knowledge in the best possible way in future. Read More...
Get in touch with: Vishakha Mittal

Technical Skill Enhancement Sessions for entrepreneur orgnised in Uttar Pradesh

Eight technical capacity building sessions were organised in Barabanki, Bhadohi, Chandauli and Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh under the GAVL-IFPE with the main objective to orient the entrepreneur on the technicality about the fish farming and poultry farming. Read More...
Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

Community Awareness Sessions and Distribution of Covid Safety Kit in Delhi NCR

Community awareness training sessions were orgnised in Delhi NCR with the focus to strengthen COVID-19 relief and support initiatives. During the sessions COVID sefty kit were also distributed among the truck drivers and the communities. Read More...
Get in touch with: Vishakha Mittal


Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic in India - A review of community, industry and public sector initiatives

India's plastic consumption per capita remains low. Its production of plastic waste in absolute terms makes it the 15th largest producer of plastic waste in the world. A substantial proportion of this waste is mismanaged with negative consequences on the natural environment and human health. In this context, this report aims at building an understanding of initiatives that have been implemented in India to address plastic waste and support a circular economy for plastics.

Women Energy Cluster

Bundelkhand, Central India, is one of the most vulnerable and drought prone regions of India. This document highlights the interventions aimed at reducing the vulnerability of rural communities.

Understanding Water Flows in Dehradun

Cities are the epicenters of growth; however the rising urbanization phenomenon has directly given rise to unchecked resources exploitation. Issues like water scarcity and contamination occur due to over-exploitation and mismanagement of the city’s water resources. This report is the glimpse of the baseline scenario prevailing in the city of Dehradun.


Water Security: A Growing Concern

The importance of water, a life-growing resource, cannot be over emphasised. India has a low water management score. This is not only making a deep impact on the country’s economic advancement but is also leading to acute shortages of water for agriculture and potable water.
The future looks bleak as demand for water greatly outstrips the supply. It is estimated that demand will outstrip supply by 50 per cent by the year 2030. This would affect agriculture as well as water-intensive businesses such as food processing, drinks, textiles, metals, chemicals, and paper.


Protecting our Lifeline River Ganga

The Ganga touches and impacts millions of lives through its journey. But the ever-growing tonnage of plastic waste being dumped into the river has made it one of the top 10 rivers in the world carrying plastic to the ocean.
This video highlights the initiatives taken up by Development Alternatives in the cities of Haridwar and Prayagraj in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, respectively, to bring about a change by directly engaging with a variety of stakeholders including government officials, faith-based institutions, civil society organisations, volunteer groups and academicians.

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