Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a centre set up to research, analyse and monitor water and energy issues from the perspective of just, equitable and sustainable development. Manthan was set up in 2001 at Badwani (M.P.) The activities of Manthan. including analysis and advocacy are now being run from two locations, Badwani and Pune.

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Grand Plans, Many Questions: A Status Review of the National Inland Waterways Program

In 2016, Parliament passed the National Waterways Act, 2016, declaring a total of 111 National Inland Waterways on almost all major rivers, creeks, estuaries of the country, and giving a new push to the inland navigation program. With the program being rolled out since five years, Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, through this report takes stock of the progress made (before the outbreak of Covid-19), assesses the extent to which the government has delivered on the claims and promises, and presents the impacts on the environment and the people.

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Key highlights and insights of this report can be accessed here.

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Lest We Forget – A status report of neglect of coal ash accidents in India (August 2019–May 2021) by the Fly Ash Watch Group

Widespread coal flyash mismanagement and non-compliance with laws, norms, and court orders by thermal power plants highlight that ash pollution from power generation is yet to be treated as a serious threat by authorities and power generators. Lest We Forget provides the current status of eight coal ash accidents that have occurred in India between August 2019 and May 2021. Spanning across six states, the accidents are of ash pond breaches, ash slurry pipeline leaks, and ash slurry discharge into water bodies. The report provides information on the underlying causes of the accidents, the latest status of compensation, remediation, and follow-up action (or lack thereof), and recommendations for the way forward. The report is a collaborative effort of ASAR Social Impact Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Centre for Research on Energy & Clean Air, and Manthan Adhyayan Kendra and has been brought out on behalf of the collective of the Fly Ash Watch Group.

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