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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POLLUTED POWER : How Koradi & Khaperkheda Thermal Power Stations are Impacting the Environment


The Koradi & Khaparkheda thermal power plants (TPPs), located near Nagpur city, have long been a source of concern for locals due to the significant pollution they produce. Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, in collaboration with Asar Social Impact Advisors & Centre for Sustainable Development, conducted a study in the area near these TPPs to investigate the impact of these installations on the region’s air, land, & water resources. Our assessment of the entire area surrounding Koradi and Khaparkheda TPPs reveals that pollution is pervasive and unrestrained, contaminating air, surface, groundwater, and soil.

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Short documentary on the issue, Watch Here 

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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