Development Alternatives Digest
May 2022
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Development Alternatives Group and JK Lakshmi Cement Sign an MoU

JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. and Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (Development Alternatives Group) signed a long-term memorandum of understanding to introduce the process of decarbonisation in cement production on 3 May, 2022 in Jaykaypuram, Sirohi, Rajasthan. Read More...
Get in touch with: Bharti Jasrotia

Development Alternatives Signs an MoU with Odisha Government

Development Alternatives (DA) participated in 'Advantage Angul' - an industrial promotion event held in Angul by the Odisha Govt on 10 May, 2022. During the event, DA signed an MoU with the District Mineral Foundation Trust, Angul to develop a circular economy roadmap focusing on infrastructure and allied sectors. Read More...
Get in touch with: Avinash Kumar

Workshop on Utilisation of Fly Ash Notification
in Bihar

To discuss the issues regarding the new fly ash notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with the stakeholders, Development Alternatives in association with Bihar State Pollution Control Board organised a workshop on 17 May, 2022 in Patna, Bihar.

Get in touch with: Sumedha Singh

Ecotourism Stakeholder Dialogue in Mandi, HP

A workshop to facilitate dialogue between financers and entrepreneurs for promoting green entrepreneurship was organised in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on 13 April, 2022. It was jointly organised by Development Alternatives and Center for Sustainable Development, Himachal Pradesh. Read More...
Get in touch with: Tanya Issar

Webinar on Saving Water Resources through Citizens

On the occasion of Global Citizen Science month, we organised an online webinar on Contextualising Citizen Science Scape for Hydrological Science in India, on 29 April, 2022, with an aim to conduct a dialogue on saving water resources through citizen participation.

Get in touch with: Tanya Issar

Imparting Digital Literacy to Rural Women in UP

As part of Technology and Rural Advancement for Women Empowerment through Annihilating Digital Divide project, we conducted a 2-month long activity workshops in Lalitpur, from 7 March, 2022, to provide digital literacy and empower more than 800 women from 16 villages.

Get in touch with: Tejashwani

Water Quality Measures Workshops Conducted in MP

With an objective to tackle the water crisis in India, training and awareness workshops were conducted in six villages of Newari, Madhya Pradesh in April, 2022, as part of the PANI-Water project. During the workshops, students and villagers were informed about the importance of water quality, sanitation, and hygiene. Read More...
Get in touch with: Yogendra Singh Solanki

Visit to Channapatna Lacware Toys Cluster in K'taka

Development Alternatives' IMEDF team visited the Channapatna Lacware Toys cluster in Karnataka on 18-19 April, 2022 to ascertain the progress made in the cluster and to discuss key issues pertaining to Common Facility Center, and Machineries and Training under Soft interventions. Read More...
Get in touch with: Col. Raman Thapar

WE-LEAD Project: Alumni Meet in Badli, Haryana

Under the Women's Empowerment through Livelihoods, Entrepreneurship, and Access through Digitisation (WE-LEAD) Project, an alumni meet was organised on 1 May, 2022 in Jhajjar, Haryana. During the meet, women shared their success stories with their peers, which motivated the peers to become role models. Read More...
Get in touch with: Aparajita A. Mathew


Working Paper on Biodiversity based Livelihoods and Green Economy

This paper highlights how biodiversity is crucial for having a progressive economic growth, as well as for the subsistence of economies of poor and marginal communities.

Compendium on Bridging the Digital Divide for Livelihood and Empowerment

This document is a case story compendium that highlights the socio-economic upliftment of individuals who have been benefited during the course of the Bridging the Digital Divide for Livelihood and Empowerment project.

Working Paper on Waste Management and Green Economy

This paper explores the present waste management system in India and highlights how reuse and recycling of waste can contribute to the country’s green economy.


SAM-UDYAM: Equity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

'SAM-UDYAM' calls for a systemic change in which millions of 'job seekers' become 'job makers' within their communities, thereby leading to enhanced social inclusion and sustainable economic growth. Shrashtant Patara envisions a movement towards inclusive entrepreneurship that will bring more people into the ambit of entrepreneurship and create jobs on a scale that cannot be matched by small, medium, and large businesses alone.


IMEDF SFURTI | Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Clusters | Jharkhand, India

Mobilising forest dwelling communities in India towards a sustainable livelihood, the Lac & Other NTFP Processing Cluster in Ghumla, Jharkhand has 500 tribal women farmers from the Santhal community who are part of Udyam Utthan Samiti, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the cluster. The women led SPV processes lac, tamarind and chironji and markets them under the brand "Nature Farm Fresh". This initiative has been implemented by the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) and its partners for Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Ministry of MSME, Government of India.


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