Dr. Ashok Khosla - an environmental visionary of international acclaim, the Founder/Chairman of Development Alternatives (DA), and a global authority on environment and sustainable growth - talks about solutions to poverty, saving the environment, species & resources, and about his organisation, Development Alternatives.
The urban housing shortage in India is currently estimated at 18.78 million, more than 95% of which pertains to low-income groups. In addition, the housing sector is, by definition, an energy and resource intensive sector, creating a large environmental burden on Earth's natural resources. This video highlights the need for more sustainable options in order to meet the housing demand, as well as to conserve our natural resources.
TARAgram Yatra (TGY) is an annual flagship event of the Development Alternatives Group and its partners, to deliberate on germane issues of sustainability. This video gives an overview of the Yatra – a journey that one undertakes along with friends and colleagues to attain higher goals - which brings together practitioners and policy makers from across the world. With a mix of dialogue and field visits, the Yatra provides a platform for exchanging cutting-edge ideas to achieve a sustainable future.
Annually, 62 million tonnes of garbage is generated by 377 million people living in urban India. Even worse is the fact that more than 45 million tonnes, or 3 million trucks worth, of this garbage is untreated and disposed by municipal authorities every day. This trialogue2047 aimed to explore possible solutions to this grave problem of unscientific waste management in India.
This film captures DA’s flagship programme - Integrated Village Development aka Hamara Gaon (an etymology that emphasises people’s right to decide their development pathway as informed and empowered communities) targets issues related to the economy, environment and society systemically, as a whole, helping communities realise the benefit of integrated development.
Zeenat Niazi, Vice President, Development Alternatives, appeared on the programme, “Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz”, on FM Rainbow channel on AIR on 26th July 2017 at 4.30 p.m. She gave her expert views to the conversation on the twelfth goal of SDGs - Sustainable Consumption and Production. According to her, maximum wastage of food occurs from the farm to the plate. She emphasises that nothing is waste, and everything can be recycled.