June 15, 2021

Future of climate change and corporate responsibility

In this episode of CPPR’s Policy Beyond Podcast series, CPPR Research Fellow Purvaja Modak talks to Dr Harisankar K Sathyapalan about the landmark ruling by a Dutch Court against Shell group and what it could mean for climate change litigations worldwide. […]
June 12, 2021

Blockchain Database: Resolving Farmers’ Issues in the Disruptive Era

From peaceful condemnation and indefinite meetings to media outrages and political vendetta, the global synergies along with Indian farmers have willingly forsaken amendments for rejection. The lack of countenance for resolution over the three farm laws only harps on the […]
June 11, 2021

Is it time for India to revisit it’s cannabis policy?

India has had a very dynamic history with the cannabis plant. Cannabis has been consumed for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since millenia. In Pre-independence India, the British attempted to regulate it through excise laws that licensed cultivation and imposed […]
June 11, 2021

Predictive Justice: Using AI for Justice

Introduction Outcome prediction in a legal case has always been crucial to the practice of law. Predictive analytics using AI tools have made predictive justice possible and offer sophisticated means for outcome prediction of disputes that are presented before the […]
June 11, 2021

Pandemic tales: Struggle is real, survival is tough

The fundamental issue for auto-taxi drivers is that the government has not declared them as a feeder service despite providing first and last-mile connectivity to the public transport system, said D Dhanuraj, chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research. KOCHI: Dileep […]
June 4, 2021

കേരള ബഡ്ജറ്റ് 2021 : ഒരു അവലോകനം | Kerala Budget 2021: An analysis

കോവിഡിന്റെ രണ്ടാം തരംഗത്തിന്റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ അവതരിപ്പിക്കപ്പെട്ട രണ്ടാം പിണറായി സർക്കാരിന്റെ ആദ്യ ബഡ്ജറ്റ് പ്രതീക്ഷക്കനുസരിച്ച് ഉയർന്നുവോ ? ധനകാര്യ നിർവ്വഹണം അഗ്നി പരീക്ഷയാകുന്ന ഈ കാലത്ത് കേരളബഡ്ജറ്റിന്റെ സാധ്യതകൾ സി പി പി ആർ ചെയർമാൻ ഡോ ഡി ധനുരാജുo, സീനിയർ അസോസിയേറ്റ് പ്രസീദ മുകുന്ദൻ, സി പി പി ആർ അസോസിയേറ്റ്, ഗൗതം കെ […]
June 4, 2021

Kerala’s high-speed rail project may turn into environmental disaster, flag experts

The project’s financial viability is questionable and the government needs to review its necessity, said D Dhanuraj, chairman of Kochi-based Centre for Public Policy Research. The Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government has attracted flak for its first major […]
June 3, 2021

How will The ‘New Pandemic Treaty’ shape the post- Covid world?

The recently convened World Health Assembly (WHA74) saw discussions on the launch of negotiations for a ‘New Pandemic Treaty’ in order to create a ‘Global Framework Convention on Pandemic Preparedness and Response’.This treaty is supposed to facilitate international cooperation and […]
June 1, 2021

Reliance on apps and technology evoke mixed response

“Before the pandemic, none could have even imagined education turning remote and even our teachers learnt to hold a class over online platform only now. Gradually, the private apps also become universally accessible removing the current inequities”, said CPPR chairman […]
May 31, 2021


Introduction The three recent Farm Bills that materialised from the grounds of conflict and debate, continue to attract attention and confusion post-enactment. Although the protest movement has died down, the government has failed to cease the eroding trust of Indian […]
May 28, 2021

പതിനഞ്ചാമത് കേരള നിയമസഭയിലെ ഗവർണറുടെ ആദ്യ നയപ്രഖ്യാപനം : വിവിധ മാനങ്ങളും സാധ്യതകളും

Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammad Khan, gave the inaugural policy address of the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly on Friday. While the government’s ambitious flagship projects and huge investment announcement in the education sector topped the headlines, it is imperative for us […]
May 28, 2021


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The advancement in the field of predictive justice provides a number of benefits for the efficient working of the justice administration. Deployment of predictive algorithmic models can provide legal certainty by nudging judges to align their decisions with […]
May 25, 2021

Moment of Reckoning’ for UDF and Congress in Kerala

The first session of 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly has started on Monday. With the appointment of VD Satheeshan as the new opposition leader, Congress- led UDF hopes to regain the trust of their voter base that was dented in the […]
May 17, 2021

CPPR Announced Results of ATLAS- CPPR South Asia Public Policy Challenge

KOCHI: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) has announced the results of ATLAS- CPPR South Asia Public Policy Challenge. The first prize was secured by Bhishm Khanna for his policy brief on ‘Predictive Justice: Using AI for Justice’. The second […]
May 7, 2021

‘LDF’s women voters grow’ in Kerala assembly polls

Four days after the state assembly polls, when the voter turnout was released to the public, the figures revealed an underlying pattern — the northern constituencies had remarkably high turnout of women, Kuttiadi topping with 86%, followed by Koduvally with […]