April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
December 11, 2018

Revival of Kerala Economy: Is Agriculture given due relevance?

The aura around Kerala model of development often appears to be pretentious, considering the macro economic factors of the state which is a remittance economy piloted by the service sector. The survey of India’s inward remittances[1] in 2016-17, states that […]
September 14, 2018

Kerala’s Healthcare System Is Cracking; It Needs To Reach Out To Private Sector

The good health of the citizenry is an important indicator of the well-being of any nation. Developed countries have achieved excellent health indicators by investing in healthcare. But it cannot be inferred that great health indicators can only be achieved […]
August 1, 2018

Relevance of Small Private Medical Institutions to Sustain the Health Care System in Kerala

The outstanding achievements in the health sector of Kerala amidst its low economic growth remain to be a paradox. The corroborative role of private sector in achieving this high health status cannot be sidelined. The study examines the contribution of […]
April 12, 2018

Gender-sensitive Public Transport: Time to Walk the Talk

Public transport forms the backbone of an efficient urban mobility system of a city, spearheading its development and modernisation. The creation of economic opportunities and improved access to markets and services can be achieved through efficient mobility within a city. […]
April 5, 2018

Taxing Private Buses will do no Good for the Cause of Public Transport in Kerala – പൊതുഗതാഗതം; ഇനിയും ഇടപെട്ടില്ലെങ്കില്‍ സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നത് വന്‍ ദുരന്തം

Public transport is an inevitable part of a city’s development and private sector plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency of public transport. But governmental regulations have taken a toll on the operations of private players in Kerala. What […]
January 9, 2018

Mission MG Road Makeover – How about Night Shopping?

Kochi is in a transitional phase. The commencement of the Kochi Metro, increasing rate of urbanisation, and being chosen as one of the 20 cities for the Smart Cities Mission have pressurised and animated this urban conglomeration. The Kochi Metro […]
December 20, 2017

If Women are Ready to Work during Night, why Stop them from doing so?

  In an article published in Azhimukham, Kerala’s unique analysis portal, Sara John (Project Associate, CPPR) questions the rationality of laws that prevent women from working nightshifts in shops and establishments against their wishes. Click here to read the article: […]
November 28, 2017

India’s leap in Ease of Doing Business rankings obscures the full picture

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ranking for 2018 offers some respite to India. It comes at a time when its economy is mired in the after-effects of demonetisation and hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax […]
October 11, 2017

Reforms Fall Wide of the Mark: Time for a Retrospect of Laws

Governmental regulations are inevitable policy tools purported to prevent or deal with problems that markets do not manage well. However, the limits of regulation have often been contended and are perceived to be the result of skewed judgment on the […]
September 7, 2017

Being progressive: Setting a ‘Model’ for retail trade

The Indian labour market is known for being highly regulated and compliance-oriented. The debate over labour reforms continues. There is an attempt to find a balance between a pro-labour stand and providing flexibility in the labour market. India has to […]
September 1, 2017

Retail 24X7: Here’s How India Can Get There

The Indian economy is striving to gain momentum having revived from the shock of demonetisation, and now taking on the challenges of the recently implemented goods and services tax (GST). The economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent […]
July 24, 2017

Making a Difference- Kochi Metro Sets the Bar High

The Kochi Metro, Kerala’s first metro service, is the dream, pride and progress of a state and a nation. Kerala has proved that it is equipped for adopting innovative initiatives in tune with changing times. The Kochi Metro enjoys the […]
June 28, 2017

Tapping the Untapped Potential: More Opportunities for Women

The Model Shops and Establishment Act is a bold step taken by the Central Government purported to bring about a boost in employment generation. The Act falls under the category of concurrent list of the Constitution of India, wherein the […]