January 22, 2021

The Confused Finance Minister and His Miraculous Budget: Why Should It Bother You and Me?

By D Dhanuraj with Ananthitha Anandan You cannot expect anything short of a ‘magical populist budget’ from a two-term ‘Finance Minister’, especially when presenting his last budget supposedly. Therefore, it was not entirely surprising when Dr Thomas Issac presented Kerala […]
January 16, 2021

KIIFB, a plus for infrastructure

The development of infrastructure has been a ‘mantra’ in both central and state budgets for a number of years. Kerala is an immediate member in the group giving thrust to infrastructure development due to limited land area, high density of […]
January 16, 2021

Kerala Budget 2021-22: Promises and Perils

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

Panel Discussion on “Responding to COVID-19: Reflections and Lessons from Kerala, India and China”

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) oragnised a panel discussion on January 14, 2021 (Thursday) on “Responding to Covid-19: Reflections & Lessons from Kerala, India and China” as part of the release of CPPR’s research paper titled “Comparative Study on […]
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 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

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 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 […]
December 26, 2020

Beyond Chalk and Talk: The tech boom in Indian education and the challenges to meet

NISSY SOLOMON & AKANKSHA BORAWAKE The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology in the education sector. India is the second largest market for e-learning in the world after the US. The EdTech industry was expanding even before the […]

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