Development Alternatives Digest
November 2018


DA celebrates 36 years of providing eco-solutions for people and planet

On 12th October 2018, DA completed 36 years of delivering sustainable development outcomes in a commercially viable manner and providing alternative solutions towards a sustainable future. Read More...

DA at Climate Jamboree

Dr Ashok Khosla (Chairman, DA), was invited at the Climate Jamboree, organised by the TERI School of Advanced Studies on 2nd November, 2018. It is a movement that aims to engage and empower youth from India and across the world to build a sustainable future. Read More...

Making Sikkim, a Zero-Waste Eco-Tourism State

DA organised a consultation to build a narrative in Sikkim and support creation of an efficacious Government - Civil Society partnership to ensure sustainability of tourism in the state. Read More...
Get in touch with: Kavya Arora

DA at a Dialogue on Green Federalism

DA shared its take on Federalism and Sustainable Development at the 'Dialogue on Green Federalism: Sharing Best Practices', organised by HBF. Read More...
Get in touch with: Anshul Bhamra

Mainstreaming Sustainable Social Housing in India

DA and partners launch the MaS-SHIP Decision Support Toolkit, that aims to integrate sustainability in social housing projects. Read More...
Get in touch with: Pratibha Ruth Caleb

Mapping Water Flows in the City of Bhubaneshwar

DA conducted a consultation to identify concerns on water management in the city of Bhubaneshwar, with an aim to provide solutions to address water issues. Read More...
Get in touch with: Shruti Issar

Cleanliness Drive in Uttarakhand

A cleanliness drive was organised in Uttarakhand to create awareness on clean environment and pledge for waste reduction and recycle. Read More...
Get in touch with: Kavya Arora

Capacity Building on Livelihood Preparedness

The Entrepreneurship for Empowerment Programme of DA has developed a Progression Map to analyse the progress of entrepreneur. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ankita Pant

FPO promoted by DA at the IGFRI Exhibition

Harit Kisan Producer Company Limited, Jhansi - FPO promoted by DA, displays its agri products at IGFRI Exhibition. Read More...
Get in touch with: Shobhit Pratap Singh

Vocational Training for TARA Akshar+ Graduates by RSETI, Hardoi

TARA Akshar+ learners get the opportunity to learn a new skill and a new direction to an empowered life. Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Mehrotra

Skill Development Courses to Transform Lives of Girls

DA, in partnership with Honda, has been providing vocational training to young girls, thus giving them wings of empowerment. Read More...
Get in touch with: Divya Yadav

Stakeholder Coalition under the Work 4 Progress Programme

The Work 4 Progress Coalition has been a powerful instrument in bridging the gaps in the micro enterprise ecosystem. Read More...
Get in touch with: Ayesha Bhatnagar


Women Energy Cluster

Bundelkhand, Central India, is one of the most vulnerable and drought prone regions of India. This document highlights the interventions aimed at reducing the vulnerability of rural communities.

Decentralised Renewable Energy in India

This compendium seeks to capture the essence of community based projects, addressing decentralised renewable energy projects with the unique expediences of innovative models.

Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar

The Government of Bihar, in association with DA, has been promoting the adoption of Fly Ash Brick technology. This document shares the initiatives undertaken in Bihar in setting up FAB Enterprises.


"Waste Recycling – Time to Realise the Potential" by Dr Soumen Maity (Assistant Vice President, DA)

Countries like Germany, Austria, South Korea and Wales recycle more than 50% of their waste. In India, a mindset shift is required. People need to understand that it is their responsibility to manage the waste they produce. If waste is segregated at source, there is much better recovery of recyclable waste and more than 80 percent of the waste can be composted or recycled.


The Indian Express captured DA's green building | 28th November 2018

The Indian Express captured DA building's unique aspects of being environment-friendly, promoting the concepts of zero emissions, alternative technologies and eco-friendly construction practices.

Dr Ashok Khosla quoted in The Week | 5th November 2018

Dr Ashok Khosla was invited at Climate Jamboree organised by the TERI School of Advanced Studies. The Week captured the event and also quoted Dr Khosla, stating his view on the need for political, economic and environmental dimensions to outline development policies.


DA Corporate film

Development Alternatives completed 36 years. The film highlights the problems humanity and the planet are currently facing and thereby, drawing on eco solutions. It showcases the key achievements over the years and how one can view challenges as opportunities and work with change to transform lives

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