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August 4, 2016

2nd Annual India Property Rights Conference

CPPR is partnering with India Property Rights Alliance in conducting 2nd Annual India Property Rights Conference. India Property Rights Alliance, a network of organizations and individuals committed to promoting rule of law and protection of property rights, invites you to […]
July 30, 2016

The dark matter in Antrix-Devas deal; The Hindu Business Line, 28th July,2016

The arbitration setback for India does not come as a surprise, given the shenanigans. But reputational concerns arise Harisankar K Sathyapalan|The Hindu Business Line | 28th July,2016 India is again at the centre of an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). After […]
July 14, 2016

Kerala Budget: More Political Than Economic?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew and D Dhanuraj* Even before presenting the first budget of the LDF government, Finance Minister Thomas Issac took an anticipatory bail by publishing a White Paper on the State’s finances. It portrayed the dismal condition of the […]
July 14, 2016

Online space glitters, lures youth with jewellery gifts at competitive rates; The New Indian Express, 9th July 2016

By Pramod Thomas | Published: 09th July 2016 | The New Indian Express KOCHI: Kochi native Roopa George, who has been purchasing things online for years, bought jewellery online last month for the first time. She bought Jadav jewellery from […]
July 13, 2016

‘Populist, also emulates Modi’s budget’: An analysis of the Kerala Budget; The NEWS Minute, July 8th 2016

An analysis of the Kerala Budget-2016 TNM Staff| Friday, July 8, 2016 Here is an analysis of the Kerala Budget-2016 presented by Dr. Thomas Isaac on Friday in the state Legislative Assembly. Speaking to The News Minute, Dr D Dhanuraj –Chairman of […]
July 13, 2016

The Case of Taxing the Poor Burger in Kerala

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research, writes about the recently introduced fat tax by Finance Minister of Kerala in the Kerala Budget 2016-17. In this blog he asks the question of, how do we define […]
July 12, 2016

Downsize Kerala Government to overcome Fiscal Crisis!!

Deepthi Mary Mathew, Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies, comments on the present fiscal crisis encountered by the Kerala State and suggests downsizing the Government to overcome this crisis.
July 8, 2016

Kerala imposes fat tax on burgers, pizzas in budget; LiveMint, 8th July, 2016

The Kerala budget presented by finance minister Thomas Isaac focuses on strengthening social welfare schemes, public health and education Fri, Jul 08 2016 04 02 PM IST | LiveMint | Nidheesh M.K. Bengaluru: Kerala’s newly elected Left Democratic Front government’s maiden […]
July 7, 2016

Budget Analysis

Tomorrow’s budget is expected to give pointers on the LDF government’s approach to tackling the fiscal challenges that the state is confronting with for the last two decades. The big question is whether the finance minister Dr. Thomas Isaac will […]
July 1, 2016

Call to divest from loss-making PSUs; The Hindu Business Line, June 30th 2016

Think tank urges State to take cue from Centre KOCHI, JUNE 30 | V Sajeev Kumar Given the underperformance of several PSUs, the Kerala government should take a cue from the disinvestment process initiated at the Centre and initiate it at […]
June 30, 2016

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: Continuity of party and practices

Sambhavi Ganesh,Intern at CPPR, analyses the reasons for the ADMK’s victory, the DMK’s loss, and some general factors that bring a party to power in the state. Click here to read more about this in our blog, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: […]
June 27, 2016

Khadi brokers dupe artisans; Deccan Chronicle, 24 June,2016

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SMITHA N Published Jun 24, 2016 KOCHI: Despite the government spending an enormous amount of money and offering interest subsidies to the Khadi sector to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore every year, the production, sales and employment […]
June 24, 2016

Citizens’ Involvement Essential for Efficient Waste Management in Cities

Mugdha Ghaisas, intern at CPPR, writes how it is the need of the hour that the elected representatives of the urban local bodies initiate a citizen-led participatory process for a efficient waste management in cities. Click here to read more about […]
June 24, 2016

‘China will not be able to pursue much of its interests in the Indian Ocean region without India’s support’ Deepa M Ollapally comments during a interaction with CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted an interaction  on the 16th of June, 2016 with Deepa M Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International […]
June 23, 2016

Kerala panchayats performing better but not generating adequate funds: Study; The Times of India, Jun 15,2016

Sudha Nambudiri| TNN | Jun 15, 2016, 09.50 PM IST Kochi: Gram panchayats are performing better when compared to their performance three decades earlier but they are still not meeting expected standards in generating own funds with which they can […]