Honey Bee Festival by Adivasis in Bhimashankar Sanctuary area
Display and sale of wild bee honey and other local produce, reading of children's book on honeybees, presentations by local peo...
Can the Ganga have human rights?
Can rivers not be recognised as having identity, worth, dignity, and rights as intrinsic qualities, not because they serve us?
Videos for Vikalp Sangam, by Video Volunteers
Short videos by community members on alternative initiatives that attempt to integrate ecological sustainability, economic demo...
ABOUT VIKALP SANGAM
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