Dumping of fly ash, a by-product after combustion of coal, contributes to both air and water pollution. Utilising fly ash to make high quality bricks makes more sense because it converts a highly polluting industrial waste into a raw material for the brick making industry, thereby saving precious natural resources used in the conventional brick making process. The reduction of GST has impacted the fly ash brick industry in both positive and negative ways. Impacts and Benefits of Reduced GST on Fly Ash Bricks Read More


SEEDS – a sustainable engineering firm – has identified the need for sustainable housing, especially in disaster prone regions across several states in the country. This housing initiative is sensitive to the needs of the people. It is culturally apt, environmentally suitable, safe and secure. Beyond this, it gives a sense of ownership and dignity to the house owners. This initiative focuses on the reconstruction of houses for people affected by floods, cyclones and earthquakes. Apart from recovery and rehabilitation work, it also provides training to masons and unskilled construction workers on safe construction practices. Read More



Development Alternatives, New Delhi, is hosting a Webinar: 'Role of Big Businesses in Mainstreaming Green and Inclusive Economy in India', on July 5, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Click here to register. Read More