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A green cement with a promise to keep

In conversation with The Hindu Business Line, Dr Soumen Maity, Chief Technical Officer, TARA & Vice President, Development Alternatives points out that "While LC3 reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the cement industry, it also helps in utilisation of waste materials, thereby promoting resource efficiency of materials.”

Development Alternatives hosts trialogue 2047 to discuss decarbonising

Development Alternatives hosted the 24th "trialogue 2047" to highlight the urgent need to decarbonise the cement industry, which is considered one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution.

National Geographic to showcase 10 environmental changemakers from acr

Varsha Raikar, RJ with DA's community radio station - Radio Bundelkhand (FM 90.4) was felicitated by National Geographic for being a 'Changemaker' who helped make the world a better place. She was awarded at the launch of 'One For Change' organised by National Geographic in Mumbai on 19 April.

Govt not to permit new brick kilns: Minister

Speaking at a workshop on ‘Utilization of fly ash notification issued by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change’, organized by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board in collaboration with Development Alternatives, Dr Soumen Maity said, “about 7500 brick kilns were there in the state, which comes third in carbon emission only after those of transport and thermal power plants. There are 500 manufacturing units based on fly ash in the state and about 2000 new units may be established if the state gets proper supply of fly ash.”

Investment promotion event ‘Advantage Angul’ concludes

The Angul district administration, Odisha signed MoUs with Development Alternatives and IIT Kanpur Group at the event ‘Advantage Angul’ to develop a circular economy roadmap.

JK Lakshmi partners with TARA for carbon neutrality

JK Lakshmi Cement partnered with the Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), India, for a long-term partnership to introduce the process of decarbonisation in cement production.

Six finalists announced for Commonwealth Education Awards 2022

Development Alternatives’ TARA Akshar+ Programme – India under the category of "Rethinking Education for Sustainability" was selected for the Commonwealth Education Awards for their positive impact on education across the Commonwealth.

A green cement with promise to keep

In an interview with The Hindu Business Line, Dr Soumen Maity, the Chief Technology Officer at TARA shares that if cement companies in India adopt LC 3 , it could help with a whopping 30% of the one- billion-tonne carbon reduction.

Panel proposes start-ups for solving waste pollution problem to Agra M

As part of the Clean Air Action Plan of the District Administration of Agra, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners are providing support and technical assistance in the implementation of activities under the plan.

To improve lives, rural electrification efforts must respond to local

Fostering local innovation and equipping local service providers with the tools to deliver solutions that meet people’s needs can create sustainable development impact at scale.

In the post-pandemic world, we must prioritise people

The current pandemic has offered mankind another opportunity to mend its ways. The first warning shot was the seminal work done by the “Club of Rome” in 1972. The forum realised that the human species, unlike other living beings, was consuming not for its needs but for its greed.

Hydropower development in India can and should be sustainable

New Delhi: The Uttarakhand dam disaster is a reminder of the fragility of humanity’s relationship with nature. Turning our back on hydropower may seem like an easy answer, but it would be the wrong response.

BE the change

A community programme in Mirzapur has made palpable difference in empowering anyone who has a workable idea to become an entrepreneur, discovers Sakshi Sharma

Addressing India's water crisis - A discussion on Business Television

While the government has created a new ministry to look at water conservation, the President, Prime Minister and the entire cabinet is talking about the issue. With India's ground water depleting, is it too late to address issues of irrigation and drought? To discuss this Business Television India (BTVI) organised a panel discussion on Addressing India's Water Crisis. Dr K. Vijaya Laksmi, VP Development Alternatives emphasised on the mismanagement of water as the prime reason for crisis.

Jal Shakti Drive For New India: A panel discussion on Business Television India

The government has launched "Jal Shakti Abhiyan" as part of the initiative to accelerate water harvesting and conservation. To discuss this Business Television India (BTVI) organised a panel discussion on Jal Shakti Drive For New India. Dr K. Vijaya Laksmi, VP Development Alternatives, emphasised on the need for an action plan to use water as one unit on the show.

Red brick kilns in Bihar destroy about 6,000 acres of land every year

The study has been done by DA in association with Bihar State Pollution Control Board. Commenting on this situation, BSPCB chairman Ashok Kumar Ghosh said, “The red brick kilns are destroying the agricultural land and depleting the groundwater also

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