The Vikalp Sangam Background Note:

 Alternatives framework for Discussion:English ver 5/Tamil/Hindi ver 1/Marathi

The Search for Radical Alternatives: Key Elements & Principles:

A 20-page booklet on the Search for Radical Alternatives, with examples of transformations in India in political, economic, social, cultural and ecological spheres, and how these bring up basic ethical values and principles of a change towards a just and sustainable society. Available in English and Hindi

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Stories and Articles

Kalpavriksh helps coordinate an ongoing discussion forum and a dormant (hopefully soon to be awakened!) network of groups and individuals around the theme of Radical Ecological Democracy, combining political, economic, socio-cultural and ecological aspects. Blog: Radical Ecological Democracy

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Andhra Pradesh/Telangana VikalpSangam (Timbaktu, Andhra Pradesh) 17-19 October 2014

 Tamil Nadu Vikalp Sangam (CESCI, Madurai,) 14 - 17 February 2015

Ladakh Vikalp Sangam(Leh)  20-24 July 2015

Maharashtra, Vikalp Sangam (Sevagram, Wardha) 27-30 October 2015 

Energy/Bijali Vikalp Sangam (Bodh Gaya, Bihar), 4-6 March 2016

Kachchh Vikalp Sangam (Bhuj) 27th to 30th July 2016

Western Himalayan Mini-Vikalp Sangam (Palampur, Himachal Pradesh) 20th to 22nd August, 2016

Food Sangam Muniguda, Odisha, 16-20 September 2016

Youth Vikalp Sangam (Bhopal) 3rd to 5th February 2017

Kerala Sangam (Bodhigram, Adoor,) 10th-12 April 2017

 2nd National Food Vikalp Sangam: Organised by URMUL, Banyan Roots and Kalpavriksh at Bajju (near Bikaner, Rajasthan), on 6-9 October 2017, with lots of discussions and visits on food politics, culture, diversity, etc and some great local food and singing; see

National Vikalp Sangam (Udaipur) 27th-29th November 2017