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Economics and Technologies
Stakeholders raise concerns on the new vehicle scrapping policy

Is it practical - to set up the huge infrastructure, for around 50% of India's goods carriers?

Health and Hygiene
विकल्प संगम के 65 संगठनों की मांग, महामारी को नियंत्रित करने के लिए सभी संसाधनों का इस्तेमाल किया जाये

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - "अब हमें अपने ध्यान को निश्चित ही मानव और पर्यावरण के स्वास्थ्य और बेहतरी पर लगाना चाहिये"

Environment and Ecology
Ladakhis want to reclaim pashmina. But can they?

"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."

Ka Iqbal: My host of Ladakh

Anshul recalls wonderful memories of Ka Iqbal, disability rights activist in Ladakh


The name ‘Vikalp Sangam’ is Hindi for “Alternatives’ Confluence”!

As the world hurtles towards greater ecological devastation, inequalities, and social conflicts, the biggest question facing us is: are there alternative ways of meeting human needs and aspirations, without trashing the earth and without leaving half of humanity behind?

Across India (as in the rest of the world), this question is being answered by a multitude of grassroots and policy initiatives: from meeting basic needs in ecologically sensitive ways to decentralised governance and producer-consumer movements, from rethinking urban and rural spaces towards sustainability to struggles for social and economic equity.

Unfortunately, documentation and public awareness of such initiatives in India is poor. There are very few attempts to consolidate and present in cohesive manner, the range of these alternatives.

We offer this website as one response to these gaps. It hopes to feature alternatives in the full range of human endeavour as they take place in India, and through this to help build bridges amongst them, learn from each other, and together present a challenge to the mainstream system. This is part of a larger process in which the co-host organizations are involved, at networking alternatives in India and internationally…. Read More