Development Alternatives Digest
February 2019

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India-EU Jointly Fund PANI Water Project to Tackle Urgent Water Challenges

The Development Alternatives (DA) Group will be the implementation partner for the PANI Water project - that is jointly funded by India and EU to tackle urgent water challenges in India. Read More...
Get in touch with: Dr. K. Vijaya Lakshmi

Micro Enterprise Development Training at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

DA conducted a Micro Enterprise Development training for SHGs to set up group enterprises of hand-made paper products; thus providing the women members alternative livelihood. Read More...
Get in touch with: Sandeep Singh Dikhit

Rural Immersion Programme for F H Vorarlberg – University of Applied Sciences, Austria

The DA Group organised a Rural Immersion Programme for the students of F H Vorarlberg – University of Applied Sciences, Austria to orient them towards developmental initiatives in rural areas. Read More...
Get in touch with: Jyoti Sharma

DA at systems play Global Collaborative, Spain

systems play and "la Caixa" Banking Foundation conducted a learning workshop on developmental evaluation during the annual meeting of systems play Global Collaborative in Barcelona, Spain. As the leader of the Asia Hub, DA focuses on entrepreneurship and job creation. Read More...
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Get in touch with: Kanika Verma

Stakeholder Consultation at Manesar, Gurgaon

DA in partnership with Honda Scooters and Motorcycles Pvt. Ltd., organised a Stakeholder Consultation under the 'Unnati - Aao Sanwaarein Apna Kal' project that aims to transform the lives of girls from being perceived as a liability, to becoming leaders of change. Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Yadav

Health Camp in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh

DA organised health awareness and check-up camps, especially for the tribal population of Shivpuri District, Madhya Pradesh. The doctors did a basic check-up and also created awareness on importance of health and hygiene in life. Read More...
Get in touch with: Chandra Prakash Niranjan

DA at the Group Monitoring Workshop of DST

DA showcases innovative products and technologies at the Group Monitoring Workshop of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and promotes the TAP-RISE platform that helps in accelerating impact of innovative products and technologies. Read More...
Get in touch with: Dr Soumen Maity

Driving Development through Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship for Empowerment of DA focuses on provision of enterprise solutions and engagement with various stakeholders to ensure successful operations of micro entrepreneurs and make the ecosystem conducive for micro enterprises. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankita Pant

Radio Bundelkhand Celebrates World Radio Day

DA's Community Radio Station - Radio Bundelkhand 90.4 FM celebrated the World Radio Day on the theme of Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace. It hosted a special phone-in programme for the listeners to express their views and experiences with the community radio. Read More...
Get in touch with: Chandra Prakash Niranjan

Restructuring Policy and Public Investments to Address Agrarian Crisis

DA expresses its views on role of FPOs in identifying mechanisms to enhance marketability of farm produce, at the RRAN National Conference, New Delhi. Read More...
Get in touch with: Anshul Bhamra

Graduation Ceremony of TARA Akshar+ Neo-literates in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh

More than 1900 women of Lalitpur district (Uttar Pradesh) graduated under TARA Akshar+ programme this month. A ceremony was organised to honour them. Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Mehrotra

Inauguration of DA's Development Initiatives by NABARD

DA focuses on regnerating natural resources through modern scientific practices, local knowledge, and strengthening community institutions. Read More...
Get in touch with: Chandan Mishra


Livelihoods Publications Catalogue

DA's mission is to create models that generate sustainable livelihoods in large numbers. The Livelihood Publications Catalogue is a compilation of all the major publications on livelihood developed by DA. It encapsulates the work done in the field of livelihood under major projects undertaken by DA with high value funders and civil society organisations.

Understanding Waterflows in Udaipur

This study is undertaken to explore and understand water resource flows in Udaipur and accordingly draw lessons for more efficient urban water planning and management. This report is the glimpse of the baseline scenario prevailing in the city and provides for recommendations on sustainable urban water management based on a multi-stakeholder consultation held in the city.

Participation of Women in Local Governance

Policy Brief on 'Removing Barriers to Women Participation in Local Governance' highlights the implications of 73rd Amendment and State specific norms that have been introduced by the State governments under State Panchayati Raj Acts. This document is an outcome of a project, funded by UN Women, to enhance women participation in PRIs.


"Revamping the Indian Agricultural System" by Satabdi Mohapatra (Deputy Manager, DA)

Farmers in our country live in complex spaces where the challenges are numerous. While it is essential to support product prices, it is also important to enhance their income and reorient policies to meet nutrition, environment and economic goals together. This blog highlights the potential role of Policy Makers in revamping the Indian Agricultural System.


Wadi Chopan Samiti of Sonebhadra, a group institution nurtured and promoted by DA received the Gramin Samridhi Samman from NABARD

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.


Community Radio and Climate Change

Community radios play a crucial role in sharing information on climate change risks and adaptation measures in locally relevant ways. This film showcases the role of radio reporters in strengthening community knowledge on climate change adaptation and increasing awareness of the government authorities and policy makers on the issue.

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