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International Women's Day Celebration

The International Women's Day was celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm in the programme areas of Development Alternatives. Women shared their journey towards empowerment and were felicitated for their commendable work to bring change in the society.

Wadi Chopan Samiti, promoted by DA received the Gramin Samridhi Samman

WADI Chopan Samiti of Sonebhadra (Uttar Pradesh), a group institution nurtured and promoted by DA, received the Gramin Samridhi Samman for 'Excellent Work’ in WADI development in Uttar Pradesh for the year 2018-2019 by NABARD Uttar Pradesh regional office. DA has facilitated the development of over 1,700 wadis for tribal families in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh under the aegis of the Tribal Development Fund of NABARD.

TARA Akshar+ celebrates 70th Republic Day

TARA Akshar+ neo literates celebrated the 70th Republic Day in all the five geographies - Bhadohi, Haridwar, Lalitpur, Jhansi and Hardoi District with great zeal and enthusiasm.

DA's paper published by the European Publications Office

DA's paper on 'Systemic interventions to support the access of rural poor to safe and sustainable housing' published in the book 'Building, owning & belonging’ by European Union in Collaboration with UN-Habitat. This paper is a narrative account of the journey of the basin-South Asia platform in India to advocate for a national rural housing policy in order to facilitate safe and sustainable habitat for all in rural India and the movement in the policy environment as a result. Click Here to read the book.

Calcined clay limestone cements (LC3)

The use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) to replace part of the clinker in cement is the most successful strategy to reduce CO2 emissions in the global cement industry. However, limited supplies of conventional SCMs make it difficult to take this strategy further unless new types of SCMs become available. The only type of material available in the quantities needed to meet demand is clay containing kaolinite, which can be calcined to produce an effective SCM. This paper looks mainly at results emerging from the LC3 project (, which focusses on the most reactive kaolinitic clays.

Radio Bundelkhand receives the ‘Friends of MANCH’

Radio Bundelkhand receives the ‘Friends of MANCH’

DA quoted in Financial Express

Report on Resource Efficiency in the Indian Construction Sector by Development Alternatives and GIZ (2015) quoted in the article ' Sustainable urban development: Why it is important to set standards and have quality certification for recycled materials?', published in the Financial Express.

Fly Ash Brick Initiatives of DA

This document displays media coverage of Fly Ash Brick Initiatives of Development Alternatives

International Literacy Day Celebrations, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Eminent media agencies have captured International Literacy Day celebrations on 8th September, 2018. More than 650 women, including TARAAkshar+ graduates and learners participated in the celebrations.

DA's Case Study on Pico Grids on CANSA Magazine

Article on ‘Pico-grid an Option for Climate Smart Village: A Case Study from Jhansi’, got published in Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) Magazine - Eco-Village Development Practices in South Asia Stories and Case Studies.

Graduation Ceremony of TARA Akshar+ Neo-literates - Media Coverage

Eminent print media agencies have captured the graduation ceremonies of TARA Akshar+ Programme, held at three locations - Aurai Block of Bhadohi District and Kachhauna Block of Hardoi District, Uttar Pradesh and Bhagwanpur Block of Haridwar District, Uttarakhand. More than 1650 TARA Akshar+ neo-literates were felicitated with certificates for successful completion of the 56 days of literacy and numeracy teaching cycle.

Literacy Giving Wings of Self-Dependence to Shahnaz, TARA Akhshar+ Learner

Dainik Jagran, Varanasi covered the heartwarming story of Shahnaz, a resident of Veerbhadrapatti village, Bhadohi, Varanasi. The article captures the life journey of Shahnaz and how her determination to become financially independent overpowered her disability. It mentions the significant role played by DA's TARA Akshar + Programme in bringing a welcome change in her life.

Awareness Workshop on Utilisation of Fly Ash Bricks - Media Coverage

An Awareness Workshop on the Utilisation of Fly Ash Bricks was conducted on 5th June and 14th June 2018, at Supaul and Motihar, Champaran District, Bihar. On the occasion of World Environment Day, it discussed the advantages of using this eco-friendly material for construction, encouraging entrepreneurs to set up and drive their enterprises in this direction.

la Caixa Coalition Launch Event Media Coverage

The la Caixa Coalition Launch Event took place in Taragram Orchha and Zila Panchayat Hall, Mirzapur. The coalition has been launched in both Bundelkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh to service a network of 5000 entrepreneurs. The objective has been to promote a listening and learning discourse on entrepreneurship and job creation with various stakeholders. This is a compilation of the programme and the event being covered by various media organisations..

Media Coverage of TARA Akshar+ Gyan Chaupali Training

Media has covered the ongoing literacy classes of the TARA Akshar+ programme. This programme has become highly successful, owing to its use of advanced learning and memory techniques for enabling functional literacy of rural women in just 56 days, followed by Gyan Chaupali classes of six months.

Dr. Ashok quoted in the Gulf Today

Dr. Ashok Khosla, Indian environmentalist and Founder of the Development Alternatives group, has been a recipient of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in the second category in 2014. He said Sheikh Zayed was one of the "greatest heroes" of the 20th century because of his vision and his generosity in promoting causes for humanity.

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