Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Nagpur’s fly ash problem
Study suggests a comprehensive clean-up process to deal with pollution from Nagpur’s thermal power plants Amita Bhaduri posted 4 days 18 hours ago

The 2400 MW Koradi and 1340 MW Khaparkheda thermal power plants, both just outside Nagpur city, in Maharashtra have been important for the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) in meeting its goal of providing adequate power to the state.

Fly ash discharges into local rivers and streams, says study (Image: R Mohankar, Wikimedia Commons)
About time inland waterways feasibility is reassessed
Serious questions about the dependability of waterways Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

In 2016, 106 rivers or river stretches were declared as national inland waterways, and the development of many of these new waterways along with the already existing ones was prioritized for large scale commercial navigation and shipping.

Dredging in progress on National Waterway-1 (Image: IWAI)
Residents of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, resist public private partnership in their water supply project- A press release by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
With no single example across the world to cite for successful model of water privatisation, the irony remains that it continues to grow in developing countries. India is witnessing a range of private sector participation in various water schemes, these come under different forms and shapes but the motive remains the same- make profit out water.
Almost all privatisation endeavor in water sector has met with obstacles, Khandwa is no exception! The teething problem of the project doesn't appear to settle as the rising discontent and resistance among people continues to grow.
Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 8 months ago

The bad track record of the public sector to provide water has increasingly led to private sector participation in water supply system. The proponents of privatization state that private sector would increase efficiency, bring adequate finance and help build the infrastructure that is required to run the utilities properly in an effective manner.

Database of private hydro electric projects- A compilation by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, September (2012)
This document provides information on the ongoing hydroelectirc projects in the different parts of the country Sumathi Sivam posted 9 years 1 month ago

This document is a compilation on private hydro electric projects by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra. It provides information on various ongoing hydro electric projects in different states as per September 2012.

Private water supply augmentation project for Khandwa town in Madhya Pradesh under UIDSSMT - A case study of the impacts of the project by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
The number of private water projects under UIDSSMT is increasing at a fast rate. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 1 month ago

ProjectThis report by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra discusses the concerns around the private water supply augmentation project in Khandwa town in Madhya Pradesh under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), a Government of India scheme for infrastructure development in small and medium town. 

Khandwa is the first town in Madhya Pradesh to execute a private water project under this scheme, hence the findings of this project would be important for other towns as well which are looking for implementing private water projects under UIDSSMT.

This report basically focuses on the issues related to the new private water supply augmentation project from Chhoti Tawa, a tributary of Narmada River, and a part of the backwaters of Indira Sagar Project on Narmada. It gives a brief picture of the existing water supply system in Khandwa. It also discusses in details the impacts of the new private water supply project and question marks on the project efficacy.The report looks into the alternative systems that could have been operated instead of the current private, long distance and expensive project.

Private water supply, sanitation and hydropower projects and reforms projects involving privatisation and commercialisation in India - Database by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
This section by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra consists of databases of projects and programs in India involving privatisation and commercialisation of the water sector. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 10 months ago

The database has been developed as a part of Manthan Adhyayan Kendra's engagement in comprehensive monitoring, research and analysis of policies, programs and projects relating to privatisation/commercialisation of water sector. 

Policy brief for the water sector regarding the privatisation & reform processes in India- Manthan Adhyayan Kendra (2009)
A policy brief for the water sector describing the privatisation & reform processes; prepared by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra reena posted 11 years 9 months ago

This policy brief, prepared by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, provides a bird’s eye view of the privatisation and reforms processes in the country.

Book : "Public-Private Partnerships in Water Sector: Partnerships or Privatisation?"
A book by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra that looks into the various aspects of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the water sector. iwp posted 11 years 10 months ago

About the Book –

PPP book cover

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are supposed to provide solutions to many of the existing problems related to infrastructure projects – in both execution and operation. Currently, there are PPP projects in almost all the sectors including roads, ports, airports, water, sewerage, solid waste management and transport among others. It is, therefore, important to do a reality check on PPP projects and their efficacy in addressing the problems faced by the public sector water supply services and other infrastructure sectors as well.

The report looks at various aspects of PPPs, beginning from why PPPs have come to be regarded as the major approach for infrastructure development in the country, the circumstances that lead to the change in approach from direct privatisation to public-private partnerships, the current status of the PPP projects that are being executed in India, especially in the water sector, to the current estimates and projections of investment requirements for infrastructure development in India by governments and International Financial Institutions (IFIs).