Manita Raut is a Ph.D. researcher and a John Allwright fellow at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. She is currently conducting research on the barriers and enablers of irrigation technology adoption. Manita has five years of experience in natural resource management and is committed to gender and socially inclusive water governance.
Supervisor(s) and panel members
Bastakoti, Ram; Raut, Manita; Thapa, Bhesh Raj. 2020. Groundwater Governance and Adoption of Solar-Powered Irrigation Pumps: Experiences from the Eastern Gangetic Plains (English). Water Knowledge Note. Washington, D.C: World Bank Group.
Sugden, F., Agarwal, B.; Leder, S.; Saikia, P.; Raut, M.; Kumar, A.; Ray, D. (2020): “Experiments in farmer collectives in eastern India and Nepal: process, benefits and challenges” Journal of Agrarian Change (accepted April 7th, 2020) Leder, S. et al., 2018. Ambivalences of Collective Farming: Feminist Political Ecologies from the Eastern Gangetic Plains. IJC.
Bastakoti, R. C., Raut, M., Sudgen, F., & Shrestha, S. (2017). Key Constraints and Collective Action Challenges for Groundwater Governance in Eastern Gangetic Plains. In D. Suhardiman, N. (Ed.), & M. E. A., Water Governance and Collective Action (pp. 131-140). London: Routledge.
Sugden, F., David, S. & Raut, M., 2017. Mapping historical and contemporary Agrarian transformations and capitalist infiltration in a complex upland environment: A case from Eastern Nepal. Journal of Agrarian Change, 18(2), pp. 444-472.
Sugden, F., Leder, S. L., Raut, M., & Agarwal, B. (2017). Farmer Collectives to Overcome Agrarian Stress and inequalities: Learnings and Opportunities from the Eastern Gangetic Plains. IWMI .
Raut, M., 2018. The Migrant Wife. My Republica, 27 01, p. 6.
Scholarships and fellowships
Manita is a recipient of prestigious John Allwright Fellowship(JAF) offered by The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia