Technologies Developed By Development Alternatives - Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

TARA Handloom Technology TARA Handloom Technology - Machinery And Tools

TARA Loom is an ingenuous machine that incorporates many advanced features to improve the efficiency of the weaver and the quality of the woven fabric with existing levels of operational skills.  The manually operated TARA Loom combines versatility with ease of operation.  It is ergonom

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Pre Cast Toilet Technology Package Pre Cast Toilet Technology Package - Water And Sanitation

The production system is designed for manufacture of precast toilet panels using reinforced cement concrete. The modifications have been made in reducing wall thickness of panels, increasing the inner dimensions to 1.10m x 1.10m and incorporating a groove in the roof panel for interlocking with w

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Jal-TARA Arsenic Monitoring and Purification Package Jal-TARA Arsenic Monitoring and Purification Package - Water And Sanitation

In India, high level of arsenic contamination in groundwater in areas in and near Ganga-Brahmaputra plains and its consequences on human health has been reported as one of the world’s biggest groundwater calamities. The area affected by arsenic contamination is about 529674 sq km, spread ov

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Community-owned and Community-operated (COCO)-Model Powered by Solar Energy Community-owned and Community-operated (COCO)-Model Powered by Solar Energy - Water And Sanitation

As part of the Market access for affordable Safe water solution packages DA has piloted an innovative “Community-owned and Community-operated (COCO)-Model” powered by solar energy for supplying safe drinking water to three villages: Pipra, Govindnagar and Chandraban in the Bundelkhand

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Aqua+ Water Purification Solution Aqua+ Water Purification Solution - Water And Sanitation

Society for Development Alternatives, in partnership with Antenna Technologies, Switzerland used WATA technology to productize sodium Hypochlorite solution under the brand name of Aqua+. It uses a simple, manageable process of electrolysis to convert a mixture of salt and water into sodium hypoc

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Jal- TARA Nitracheck Jal- TARA Nitracheck - Water And Sanitation

Formation of nitrates is an integral part of the nitrogen cycle in our environment. Nitrates and nitrites occur normally in nature from the breakdown of ammonia in the nitrogen life cycle. Nitrates in nature cause plant and algae growth that may affect the balance of water based ecosystems. It is

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Hollow Brick Production Technology using Soft Extrusion Hollow Brick Production Technology using Soft Extrusion - Housing

Based on the low cost extruder, Development Alternatives has developed a process for producing hollow bricks. Various experiments have shown that with the soft extrusion technology, a maximum of 14% hollowness can be achieved. The holes are round shaped with three holes equidistant to the length

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Low Cost RCC Frame Low Cost RCC Frame - Housing

Along with saving of natural forest and reducing climate change effects use of RCC door frames has a highly potential in both urban and rural areas. The door frame produced initially was a good quality product but out-of reach of rural users. This was due to the fact that usually they prepa

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The Arsenic Solution Package The Arsenic Solution Package - Housing
The TARA Arsenic solution package covers the entire spectrum, from testing the levels of Arsenic in drinking water (Jal-TARA Arsenic Testing Kit) to providing purification solutions (Jal-TARA Arsenic Filter). The Jal-TARA Arsenic Testing kit has a broad testing range of 10ppb – 500ppb. It also ensur

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The TARA Paper Recycling Package The TARA Paper Recycling Package - Housing
Problem addressed India faces severe environmental degradation in which solid waste is a major contributor. Paper use and disposal is growing at a rapid rate causing large amount of wastage of paper. There is a large potential to facilitate and support small groups and organizations for setting up

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The TARA EcoKiln Package The TARA EcoKiln Package - Housing
Problem addressed With the production of approximately 200 billion bricks every yearthe Indian brick industry is an informal rural industry using traditional production methods which are resource inefficient and highly polluting, along with serious social implications such as unsanitary and hazardo

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The TARA Fly Ash Technology Package The TARA Fly Ash Technology Package - Machinery And Tools
Problems addressed With production of approximately 200 million tonnes of fly ash every year in India; disposal of fly ash is a serious source of soil and water pollution. Description of package The TARA Fly Ash Technology package provides a comprehensive range of services which include: • Mater

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