January 16, 2021

Kerala Budget 2021-22: Promises and Peril?

Nissy Solomon & Praseeda Mukundan  Budget 2021, presented by Dr Thomas Isaac, comes in the backdrop of an ailing economy. All the hopes were pinned on the Budget 2021-22 to set the economy on the right course, especially post-COVID. As […]
January 15, 2021

Expectations soar in Kochi ahead of Kerala government’s budget presentation

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on expectations for Kochi from Kerala Governments budget. He says “As Kochi is contributing 50 per cent of the state’s overall revenue, the budget […]
January 14, 2021

Experts pin hope on budget to put Ernakulam back on development track

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick comments in a news article published in The Times of India on what should Ernakulam district expect from state budget for 2021-22 to be presented by finance minister T […]
January 14, 2021

Demand rife for phase-II development at Vyttila

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments, “Urban planners and civic bodies must step in to lessen the ensuing congestion by augmenting modes of public transport like state-of-the-art buses, so that commuters have alternatives to private vehicles” in a news article […]
January 14, 2021

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN THE HUBEI PROVINCE OF CHINA AND THE INDIAN STATE OF KERALA

The following paper is a comparative study of the COVID-19 outbreak response of two administrative divisions of similar status, i.e. the state of Kerala in India and the province of Hubei in China. In the study, the authors have documented […]
January 9, 2021

Implementing NEP: Charting Kerala’s Education Goals 2025

Date & Time: January 7, 2021 at 04:30 pm Chief Guest: Dr Shakila Shamsu Moderator: Dr D Dhanuraj Proceedings Report About the Event: The Centre for Public Policy Research organised a webinar on Implementing NEP: Charting Kerala’s Education Goals 2025, […]
January 8, 2021

What is behind the Recurring Onion Price Spikes?

To Indians, nothing can bring more tears to the eyes than an onion price hike. After all, it has led to the fall of governments and inflicted debilitating losses on farmers in the last few years. But what really baffles […]
January 8, 2021

Erdogan and Turkey’s Quest for Neo-Ottoman Empire

“We will never bow to banditry on our continental shelf, nor will we pull back in the face of sanctions and threats,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan once while talking about his country. Erdogan, a Turkish politician serving as the current […]
January 8, 2021

Update laws to keep India’s health system future-ready

As the economy and healthcare systems try to emerge from the crisis, there is a need to reconsider how to build a system that is ready and responsive in order to prevent and protect the public from emerging threats Nissy […]
January 7, 2021

CPPR Webinar on Implementing NEP: Charting Kerala’s Education Goals 2025

The Centre for Public Policy Research organised a webinar on “Implementing NEP: Charting Kerala’s Education Goals 2025”, in the context of the National Education Policy 2020 on January 7, 2021. The speaker for the webinar was Dr Shakila Shamsu, Special […]
January 6, 2021

Revival of Quad and India’s Outreach

Varshini Sridhar and Gazi Hassan With fighter jets operating in full swing over the Northern Arabian Sea, the world is watching with excitement, doubt and apprehensions. It is the second time in a month that four democracies led by India […]
January 5, 2021

Will the Left Government Create History in Kerala?

The Communist Party of India-Marxist [CPI(M)]-led Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) sweeping win in the local body elections this year was a morale booster for the ruling government, and foretells a clear edge for the incumbent in the upcoming Assembly elections. […]
January 5, 2021

Opinion Survey on Kerala Local Body Election 2020: Public Perception on the Political Dynamics of the Grassroots

Local Self Government (LSG) institutions in India refer to the governmental jurisdiction below the level of the State and play a crucial role in governance and administration as they directly engage with people at the grassroots. The 73rd and 74th […]
January 1, 2021

Transform, disband or bring ‘idle’ GCDA under Kochi corp: Experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India, Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) should be either shut down or should be brought under the Kochi municipal corporation. Calls for efficient utilization of […]
December 31, 2020

Resurgence of Protectionism in India: Why it is a Worrying Signal?

India’s shift towards protectionism is increasingly evident with tariffs being deployed as a policy instrument to boost domestic manufacturing capabilities. However, scant attention has been given to the policy’s viability. The article examines the claim of rising protectionism in India […]

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