Development Alternatives Digest
July 2019



Consultative Workshop on design of
TAP-RISE in Pune

Development Alternatives and Vigyan Ashram jointly organised a Consultative Workshop on design of Technology Acceleration Platform for Rural Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (TAP-RISE) in Pune. Read More...
Get in touch with: Sudhir Sah

Consultation for sustainable agriculture system for Bundelkhand region

Development Alternatives, INTACH and People Science Institute partnered to host a district level consultation in Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh on 5 July, 2019.

Get in touch with: Anshul S Bhamra

trialogue2047: Changing Landscape of Development Finance

Development Alternatives organised the 22nd trialogue2047 "Changing Landscape of Development Finance-Opportunities for a Green Economy" on 11 July, 2019 in Delhi. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankita Pant

State Level Experience Sharing Workshop

Gitika Goswami from Development Alternatives presented her learning from field visit on the project “Enhancing Adaptive Capacity And Increasing Resilience Of Small And Marginal Farmers In Purulia And Bankura Districts Of West Bengal”, at a workshop in Kolkata.  Read More...
Get in touch with: Gitka Goswami

Livelihood opportunity for TARA Akshar+neo literate

As part of TARA Akshar+ 31 women were put through Goat Rearing Training organised by RSETI Lalitpur early this year. And later NABARD distributed two goats each to few of these women, who had no income/land holding for initiating their livelihood. Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Mehrotra

Plantation drive and awareness campaign in Mandi

DA-NMHS team along with Centre for Sustainable Development and Forest Department, Mandi organised an awareness campaign for the local community of Lagshal village in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh on 30 July.

Get in touch with: Kavya Arora


Habitat Solutions for Uttarakhand

Development Alternatives along with its implementation partner HESCO Dehradun has undertaken initiative to enable large scale dissemination of affordable, eco-friendly and multi hazard resistant construction technologies and water solutions, in response to specific challenges of Uttarakhand.

Sustainable Agriculture Programme for Small Farmer

This document focuses on the state of agriculture in the Bundhelkhand region. It also highlights a project "catalysing change towards comprehensive agriculture systems" through policy, research, and practice that has been initiated by a consortium of stakeholders.

Global Food Governance Systems

This paper focuses on food governance systems and explains the vision of a New Agriculture and Food System in India. The vision is cognizant of global nature of the systems given the fluidity and inter-linked nature of labour, capital, products, services, technology and knowledge systems.


Jal Shakti Drive For New India: A panel discussion on Business Television India

The government has launched "Jal Shakti Abhiyan" as part of the initiative to accelerate water harvesting and conservation. To discuss this Business Television India (BTVI) organised a panel discussion on Jal Shakti Drive For New India. Dr K. Vijaya Laksmi, Vice President, Development Alternatives, emphasised on the need for an action plan to use water as one unit on the show.


National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: A Critique

Considered as one of the flagship programmes of the Government of India, the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015, has often been reviewed as a policy of ‘high ambitions delivering low results’. Why has the Government of India been unable to meet its annual targets set by various ministries and departments in this sphere? The authors throw light on this critical question and suggest some practical things that need to be done to address the gaps in the implementation of this policy.


Humari Urja

A film on Renewable Energy for household & Livelihood creation in Bundelkhand.

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