Development Alternatives Digest
December 2020


Signing Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding

Bihar State Pollution Control Board, Development Alternatives and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation have signed Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on 11 December 2020. Read More...
Get in touch with: Avinash Kumar

Work 4 Progress India Reflection Workshop

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) India programme of Development Alternatives and "la Caixa" Foundation organised a reflection workshop on 22 December 2020 with implementing partners and field team. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankita Pant

Sanitation and SHG Leadership Workshop in Jhansi

Development Alternatives and NABARD conducted a workshop in Village Khajraha Khurd, Block Babina, Jhansi Uttar Pradesh on 19 December 2020 to impart training on WASH and SHG Leadership. Read More...
Get in touch with: Rishabh Singh

Webinar: Promoting Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem at IISF 2020

Development Alternatives Group participated in the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 through the virtual mode from 22-25 December 2020.

Get in touch with: Sudhir Sah

Launch of Kaun Banega Market Leader in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Development Alternatives under its Work 4 Progress (W4P) India programme launched the 'Kaun Banega Market Leader' (KBML) competition in 40 villages of on 14 December 2020. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankit Mudgal

Training Programme on Advanced Trek Guiding Skills in Uttarkashi

'Livelihoods through Ecotourism' programme of DA and National Mission on Himalayan Studies organised second round of training on advanced trek guiding skills from 18-22 December 2020. Read More...
Get in touch with: Kavya Arora


The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

This is the third edition "Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar". It assesses the current state of fly ash bricks in Bihar and delves deeper into the barriers faced by the industry, on the demand and supply side in particular, based on the survey and analysis done by Development Alternatives. The report seeks to address the issues faced in manufacturing and selling of fly ash bricks and gives an insight into the measures taken for overcoming those.

Evaluating the Impact of Land Remediation through the Lenses of Natural Capital and SDGs in the Bundelkhand Region

This report encapsulates the costs and benefits of programmes implemented by Development Alternatives by applying ELD methodology in three districts of Bundelkhand. The assessments looked into natural, social and human capital based on multiple indicators.

Resources Flows in Indian Cities : City Profile of the Construction Sector in Bhubaneswar

The report encapsulates the findings of Material Flow Analysis of the housing sector in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and its environmental footprint (CO2 emissions- equivalent) and identifies the measures that can be undertaken to enhance resource efficiency and utilisation of secondary raw materials towards a circular economy.


Preparing Rural Communities for Climate Smart Farming

Around 80% of the population in Bundelkhand region in Central India is dependent on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood. Looking at the impact of climate change, an increase in the occurrence of droughts and failure of crops, Bundelkhand requires a long term, well-planned investment with a focus on human resource development and natural resource conservation. This article gives a glimpse into the various tools, techniques and practices being adopted to encourage climate resilient farming in this region.


NABARD's Gramin Samriddhi Award for Chopan-1 Tribal Development Project

Proud to share that our Project - Chopan-1 has been awarded as the "Best Tribal Development Project" by NABARD. This recognises the hard work of those working tirelessly on the ground, for the past many years, to turn around the situation. The Chopan block of Sonebhadra district in Uttar Pradesh majorly comprises Scheduled Tribe Population, who are small farmers with limited resources and highly vulnerable to climate risks. To improve the livelihood of these farmers, the Tribal Development Project was initiated to enhance incomes while preserving the ecological and social integrity of the region. This enabled economic empowerment through the integrated approach of a agri-horti based livelihood, that makes farming even profitable on small plots.


TARA Akshar+ Awards 2020

TARA Akshar+ Award for exemplary performances in the year 2020 were awarded in ceremonies held in four geographies - Aurai Block in Bhadohi District, Jakhaura Block in Lalitpur District, Bhagwanpur Block in Haridwar District and Babina Block in Jhansi District where 48 TARA Akshar+ award recipients were felicitated. The events were covered widely by all the local Newspapers.


Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter

An animated video aimed at creating awareness regarding the usage of plastic and its disposal in river Ganga. This video has been used by various stakeholders during the awareness campaigns, clean-up drives and capacity building programs under the project - Promotion of Countermeasures against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India, by Development Alternatives with the support from UNEP, in two cities – Haridwar and Prayagraj.

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