Consultation and Strategic Discussion on National Waterways and Related Infrastructure – Reference Material

Manthan Adhyayan Kendra in collaboration with the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) and The Research Collective (TRC) is organizing a consultation and strategic discussion on National Inland Waterways on 21st January 2020, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. Please see below few reports and articles related to the National Inland Waterways in India. 

Presentations in the Consultation:

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  1. National Inland Waterway– Avli Verma
  2. Inland Waterways in Loktak and North-East– Ramananda Wangkheirakpam
  3. IWAI Yamuna Taxi Project– Manoj Mishra
  4. National Waterways & Fisheries– Pradip Chatterjee
  5. National Waterways in Gujarat– Roshni Patel
  6. Waterways in the Larger Resource Planning Context– Siddharth Chakravarty



  1. For basic and comprehensive understanding of the National Waterways Programme – National Inland Waterways in India- A Strategic Status Report (2017). To read the full report Click here




2. Preliminary Report on Kosi and Gandak National Waterways- National and International Inland Waterways in Kosi and Gandak Rivers- A Preliminary Report (2018). To read the full report Click here




3. Nachiket Kelkar’s article on the National Waterways Bill ” Digging Our Rivers’ Graves – A summary analysis of the ecological impacts of the National Waterways Bill, 2015″ (2016). To read full article Click here



4. Paper by Mayukh Dey, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Tadamichi Morisaka & Nachiket Kelkar ” Interacting efects of vessel noise and shallow river depth elevate metabolic stress in Ganges river dolphins”. To read full paper Click here


हिन्दी :

1. राष्ट्रीय जलमार्गों पर बुनियादी जानकारी के लिये  – राष्‍ट्रीय अंतर्देशीय जलमार्ग स्थिति रिपोर्ट (2017) | रिपोर्ट यहाँ पढ़ें |




2. बिहार के राष्ट्रीय अन्तर्देशीय जलमार्ग : एक विवरण (2018) | रिपोर्ट यहाँ पढ़ें | 



3. साहिबगंज में मल्टी मॉडल टर्मिनल (राष्ट्रीय जलमार्ग -1, गंगा) के कारण स्थानीय लोगों पर पड़ने वाले प्रभावो पर एनएपीएम और पीपुल्स रिसोर्स सेंटर की रिपोर्ट – ” लोकतंत्र और विकास का वर्त्तमान परिदृश्य: संसाधनों के स्वामित्व को हड़पने की साज़िश  (2019)” | रिपोर्ट यहाँ पढ़ें |




Manthan also compiles major news updates regarding National Waterways from various media reports, Press Information Bureau (PIB) releases and other sources like information obtained using RTI Act, academic papers etc. and brings them on a monthly basis in the form of Monthly Updates. To go to updates page click here