February 15, 2011

Talk on ‘Changing Trends in Mediation’

ADR Centre organised a talk on ‘Changing Trends in Mediation – UK and Indian Perspectives’ at National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi on February 14. Paul Randolph, Accredited Mediator, Lamb Building ADR, was the resource person at the programme, […]
February 14, 2011

Koyilandi Mobility Project

Koyilandi (or Quilandy/Quilandi) is a city and a municipality in Kozhikode district, North Malabar region of the Indian state of Kerala. This town is between Kozhikode and Badagara (Vatakara) and is on NH 17. It is the birthplace of the […]
February 14, 2011

Policy on Data Sharing and Accessibility

The Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, has become the governing law regarding public disclosure of governmental information and accessibility to public data. However, data-sharing policies in India are complex in nature, as various provisions under law define and determine […]
February 1, 2011

Sarpanches from Andhra visit Kochi

A team of 17 sarpanches from Hyderabad arrived in Kochi on February 2, 2011, to visit various gram panchayats and schools. The three-day visit was organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with the MV Foundation. […]
January 13, 2011

‘Paripaakam’ meets again.

The second meeting of ‘Paripaakam’ was held at CPPR’s Elamkulam office recently. It was attended by Prof K C Abraham, Adv Sunil Kumar (Former Town Planning Committee Chairperson), K J Sohan (Chairman, Town Planning Standing Committee, Kochi Corporation), forum members, […]
January 11, 2011

Chemmanakari village adoption

Chemmanakari is a coastal village in Kerala, located near the northern end of Kottayam district, with proximity to the Vembanad Lake. This place houses the famous Indo American Brain & Spine Hospital, and is also known for its natural beauty […]
December 20, 2010

Kochi ‘Bus Day’ on December 18

The Kochi district administration and the Motor Vehicles Department, with the support of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR),  observed December 18 as ‘Bus Day’. Joining in the event are Transport Minister Jose Thettayil, actors Dileep, Sidique, Remya Nambeesan […]
December 7, 2010

Anna Nagar Cycle Track Project

According to a Wilbur Smith report, 52 per cent of Chennai trips cover less than 5 km and most of these are made on foot or by motorised transport. This has proven to create needless chaos and pollution, which is […]
November 18, 2010

CPPR to launch Senior Citizens Action Forum

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.” This proverb explains aptly the wisdom of the elderly; the experiences learnt and taught. […]
November 18, 2010

CPPR launches ‘Paripakam’ – Senior Citizens Action Forum

To tap the expertise of the city’s senior citizens, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) launched ‘Paripakam’ at CPPR’s Elamkulam office on November 18. The forum was inaugurated by MLA Dominic Presentation and chaired by Deputy Mayor Bhadra Satheesh. […]
November 1, 2010

Chennai Auto Study

For anyone commuting in Chennai, the buzz of autorickshaws is a common sight. Research shows that while the ownership of private vehicles has grown 108 per cent in the last one decade, the dependency on autorickshaws has not come down. […]
October 16, 2010

Campus Democracy

Campus Democracy is an enlivening concept which empowers the youth in contributing to the society. It acts as a precursor for change in the socio-political system of the country, through the active involvement of youth in the democratic process. Student […]
September 10, 2010

Finishing School for Law students a great success

The second edition of Finishing School for Law Students was held from September 10-12, 2010, at Ashir Bhavan, Kochi. The three-day residential course that was attended by 18 law students from across the country was conducted by ADR Centre. The […]
September 8, 2010

Redefining Admiralty Jurisdiction in India

Centre for Public Policy Research and Civitas Legal Solutions jointly organized the seminar on “ Redefining Admiralty Jurisdiction in India” at Plenary Hall, Indian Law Institute New Delhi on 8 September 2010. The seminar stressed on the importance of updating […]
August 4, 2010

Revisiting Campus Democracy

Research to cover 100 colleges and universities across the country The Lyngdoh Committee report that prescribed guidelines for students’ union elections in colleges and universities caused quite a stir when it was released by the Central Government in 2006. Although […]
July 8, 2010

Resolving Disputes for a better Maritime Business

Cochin Chamber of Commerce and ADR Centre jointly organized the seminar on the topic “Resolving disputes for a better maritime business” on 8th July 2010 at Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The seminar was to give the maritime professionals […]
June 7, 2010

Foundation stone laid for Mobility Hub, Vytilla

The foundation stone for Mobility Hub in Vytilla was laid by Hon’ Chief Minister of Kerala V.S Achuthanandan on 7 June 2010. Speaking on the ceremony, he sought the support of all sections of society for the successful implementation of […]
June 1, 2010

National Highways to be 45m and not 30m

“The total number of families affected by road accidents each year in the state is three times that of the number of families affected by land acquisition for current National Highway development”. This is one of the shocking findings of […]
June 1, 2010

ADR Centre organises Finishing School for Law Students

Every year, hundreds of law students graduate from colleges and schools in India. But, how many of them are really equipped to become excellent lawyers? Do they have those specific skills that ensure their success? As an attempt to answer […]
May 9, 2010

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Federation of RTI activists in Kerala

Arvind Kejriwal, the leading right-to-information (RTI) campaigner and Magsaysay award winner inaugurated the Federation of RTI activists in Kerala on Sunday 9 May 2010 at Chavara Cultural Centre. In his address to the RTI activists from various districts of Kerala, […]
March 22, 2010

Competitiveness of Lok Sabha Constituencies in India

Civitas Consultancies Pvt Ltd has engaged CPPR to study and rank the competitiveness of Lok Sabha Constituencies in India. The project features GIS, IRS images, competitiveness index etc. The project envisages better governance by reflecting on potential growth of a […]