In Phases I and II of this project, Manthan restructured and enhanced its existing databases on water privatisation with more information, features and updates. In Phase III, Manthan will continue its efforts to monitor, study and research privatisation and reforms projects, policies and processes in the water sector in the country. The database will be maintained and further updated. The project will also include reforms checklists for several states, overviews on reforms processes in key states, and case studies of key private projects. It will involve studying the relationship between water and development across various regions and the impact of development activities on water resources. Manthan will study and advocate alternative strategies for improving water services in the country. The dissemination of information and discussion of these themes will also form an important component.
Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is the implementing arm of the Manthan Research and Social Development Society. Its focus is on monitoring, analysing and researching water and energy related issues, with a special focus on the latest developments resulting from the liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation of the economy. This is in the larger context of equitable, just and sustainable development.