Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Manthan Adhyayan Kendra


About Us

Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a centre to monitor, analyse and research water and energy related issues, with a special focus on the latest developments resulting from the liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation of the economy.

The Centre is located at Badwani, a district town in Madhya Pradesh in India, five kilometers from the banks of Narmada. While the focus of the work is on water and energy issues, this is in the larger context of equitable, just and sustainable development.

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The most recent articles


The most recent articles


Checklists for Water Sector Reforms in India

Tuesday 10 November 2009 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
Background It has almost been two decade since structural adjustment and sector reform processes are being implemented in our country. Under these sectoral reforms, legal, institutional, financial and regulatory changes are also ongoing in the water sector. These reforms are being largely (...)


India Country Brief for Water Sector, 2009

Monday 9 November 2009 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
India Country Brief for Water Sector – Prepared to be distributed as conference material during the JS-APMDD conference in Bangkok on Climate Justice and Alternatives to Water and Power sector privatisation, September – October 2009 Manthan has been partnering with Jubilee South – Asia Pacific (...)


Madhya Pradesh State Water Policy

Friday 28 August 2009 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
To download the State Water Policy of the state of Madhya Pradesh, please click on the following PDF link... Madhya Pradesh State Water Policy


Uttar Pradesh Water Management and Regulatory Commission Act, 2008

Saturday 2 May 2009 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

The Uttar Pradesh Water Management and Regulatory Commission Act was passed by the UP State assembly on August 28, 2008. For a copy of the act, please click on the above link...



Mountains of Concrete: Dam Building in the Himalayas

Saturday 7 February 2009 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Mountains of Concrete is the first report which analyzes dam building in the Himalayas in an integrated manner. The report is published by International Rivers. For details, please click on the above link...



Power Sector Restructuring: The Often Ignored Aspect of Water Sector

Saturday 7 February 2009 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

The above titled paper was presented at the LASSNET, INAUGURAL CONFERENCE. For the full paper, please click on the above link...



Article on India Together - "PPPs: Tall claims, but little evidence"

Monday 29 December 2008 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

To read the full article, dated - 6 October 2008, on Public Private Partnerships, please click on the above link...



Article on India Together - "Power to the rich, literally"

Monday 29 December 2008 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

To read the full article, dated - 21 April 2008, on private hydropower projects, please click on the above link...



Audio Files of Some of the Presentations during the Workshop in Uttar Pradesh

Monday 29 December 2008 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Audio of some of the presentations in the Workshop on Uttar Pradesh Water Management and Regulatory Bill are available be clicking on the above link...



Article on India Together - "Water sector reforms: Time for a new model"

Monday 29 December 2008 by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

To read the full article, dated - 10 November 2008, on water sector reforms in Uttar Pradesh, please click on the above link...


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