Tagged: centre for comparative studies

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Project on Model Shops and Establishment Act

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a study on the Model Shops and Establishments Act, approved by the Union Government in 2016. The Act aims to improve the working conditions of workers,...

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Union Budget 2017–18: How Kerala Fared?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* Kerala’s polity was highly critical of demonetisation, perhaps, more than that of any other state in the country. The fiscal situation in Kerala, already challenged by fiscal distress, worsened following...

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Doubling Farmers’ Income – Are the Claims True?

By Lekshmi R Nair* Agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood to around 58 per cent of rural households and contributes to 18 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India. However,...

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Fiscal Stimulus or Fiscal Discipline?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew* The Union Budget 2017–18 is unique in many ways. It will be the first budget after the unprecedented demonetisation and will be presented on the first working day of February....

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Demonetisation, Budget and Expectations

By Dr Martin Patrick* The Central Government will present the budget for 2017–18 on February 1, 2017. The decision to present the budget a month in advance is praiseworthy; normally the budget is presented...