Development Alternatives Digest
June 2022
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trialogue 2047: Decarbonising Cement Industry – Public–Private Partnership Approach

We hosted the "trialogue 2047" to bring to light the urgent need to decarbonise the cement industry, on 23 June, 2022 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The cement industry is one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution.

Get in touch with: Bharti Jasrotia

Webinar: Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration in India and European Union

DA participated in a webinar titled 'Biodiversity means Business II: Greener EU-India Supply Chains and Technologies', organised by the Delegation of EU to India and Bhutan on 2 June, 2022, wherein, DA highlighted the importance of sustainable agricultural practices, and so on.

Get in touch with: Gitika Goswami

Development Alternatives Celebrates World Environment Day 2022

To create awareness among people on restoring our planet and plan a cleaner and greener future, Development Alternatives celebrated the World Environment Day on ground with communities and online through social media platforms during a 9-day campaign.

Get in touch with: Karminder Malhotra

Job Fair Organised under Skills to Livelihood Project

A job fair was organised on 10 June 2022 at our centre in Jaipur, Rajasthan, wherein 110 jobseekers were interviewed and 70 managed to secure jobs for the roles of Computer Operator, Sales Executive, Telecaller, Back Office Executives, and so on.

Get in touch with: Ekta Kashyap

Co-creation Workshop Held under W4P in UP

To strengthen the grassroots operations of implementation partners under the Work4Progress programme India and increase the rate of enterprises set up and average jobs created per enterprise, a workshop with the partners was organised on 4 June, 2022 in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.

Get in touch with: Mayank Nautiyal

DA Joins India Circular Economy Forum 2022

Ms Zeenat Niazi, Development Alternatives Group moderated a session on the 'Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in Circularity', organised on the second day of India Circular Economy Forum 2022, i.e., 3 June, 2022 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Get in touch with: Zeenat Niazi

Twitter Chat on 'Zero Waste'

We conducted a Twitter Chat on 'Zero Waste' in collaboration with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation on 15 June, 2022 to engage stakeholders and online audience, spread awareness, and understand consumer behaviour.

Get in touch with: Alpana Gupta

Regional Entrepreneurship Coalition Held in UP

To accelerate rural enterprise development, Regional Entrepreneurship Coalitions were conducted in Basti, Mirzapur, and Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh during May-June, 2022. The focus of the discussions was on entrepreneurship-related training, schemes, etc.

Get in touch with: Debasis Ray

W4P India Core Partners Meet in Bengaluru

Under the Work4Progress (W4P) programme, a 3-day workshop from 4 to 7 May, 2022 was conducted in Bengaluru with the core partners of the W4P India Development Alternatives Network to reflect on and strengthen the existing network.

Get in touch with: Shivankar Mohan


Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

This report tracks the growth of the fly ash brick industry by tracking the number of enterprises in the state and assessing the status of these units, through individual surveys from fly ash brick enterprises across the districts of Bihar, to estimate the supply of fly ash bricks and also to assess the quality of bricks produced by these units across the districts of Bihar.

Green Brick Making Manual

This green brick production manual has been written by VSBK technology related professionals with the aim to transfer the knowhow of best green brick production practices, especially for the new VSBK firing technology, to all professionals and brick making practitioners who aspire to know more about the HOW and WHY of green brick making.

Decoupling Energy and Resource Use from Growth in the Indian Construction Sector – Baseline Study

Policy brief-I focuses on the baseline for decoupling in the Indian construction sector. The study draws attention to the existing scenario in terms of key policies, research and institutions linked to resources and energy in the sector.


Towards a Roadmap for a Circular Plastics Economy

Among the greatest boons of science, plastics have changed the face of the earth – in both senses of the term. The concept of circular economy offers a middle path, indeed a way out. Under the India-Australia Industry and Research Collaboration for Reducing Plastic Waste, efforts are on in alliance with the government, business, and community participants to develop a roadmap for a circular plastics economy in India.


A Green Cement with Promise to Keep

In an interview with The Hindu BusinessLine, Dr Soumen Maity, the Chief Technology Officer at Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA, Development Alternatives Group) shares that if cement companies in India adopt Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3), it could help with a whopping 30% of the one-billion-tonne carbon reduction.


Ganga River - Usage of Plastic and its Disposal in River Ganga

The animated video creates awareness to reduce the usage of plastic and its disposal in the River Ganga. This video has been used by various stakeholders during the awareness campaigns, clean-up drives, and capacity building programmes under the project 'Promotion of Countermeasures Against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India', by Development Alternatives with the support from The United Nations Environment Programme, in two cities – Haridwar, Uttarakhand and Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.


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