Centre for Comparative Studies

June 16, 2017

Meeting with Members of Vyapari Vyavasaya Samithi, Ernakulam

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised an interactive session with the members of the Vyapari Vyavasaya Samithi (VVS), Ernakulam, on June 15, 2017. The officeholders and members of VVS attended. The session began with a brief introduction of the […]
June 14, 2017

Animal Market Regulations: Some Immediate Concerns

Animal market regulations have direct effects on the meat processing and export business in India . What will be more worrying, however, is the bureaucratic structure that will impact small and marginal farmers who trade in these markets. In this blog D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) and Rahul […]
June 14, 2017

Researchers in Kochi call for revival of public healthcare system; The New Indian Express, June 11, 2017

  KOCHI: Considering the growing trend of dependence on specialist doctors, there is a need to redefine the role of primary health centres and block primary health centres to suit the current context and environment, say social researchers. A survey conducted […]
June 12, 2017

Evaluation of the Effects of Tariff Hikes on Indian Aluminium Industry

Study done by Lekshmi R Nair and D Dhanuraj of CPPR, to evaluate the effect of tariff hikes on Indian aluminium industry. Highlights of the study are: High tariffs on imported aluminium products, raw materials and aluminium scrap constrain consumption […]
June 8, 2017

Project on Model Shops and Establishment Act

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a study on the Model Shops and Establishments Act, approved by the Union Government in 2016. The Act aims to improve the working conditions of workers, create more job opportunities for women […]
June 7, 2017

Friendly service, modern facilities draw people to private healthcare centres, The Hindu, June 7, 2017

Study conducted in 85 households at Panangad and Kaloor Kochi | Staff Reporter | The Hindu | June 7, 2017 Modern medical services offered in a friendly manner attracts people to private healthcare centres, says a study conducted in the city. […]
June 6, 2017

Discussion Forum with Malabar Chamber of Commerce, Calicut

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with the Malabar Chamber of Commerce conducted a discussion forum on the Model Shops and Establishments Act on May 30, 2017 in Calicut. Various provisions of the Model Act were discussed. The […]
June 6, 2017

Public and Private Healthcare Institutions: Preference and Expenditure Pattern

Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, undertook a study titled ‘Public and Private Healthcare Institutions: Preference and Expenditure Pattern’ in an attempt to identify the extent of and reasons for the user preference for the type of healthcare service and its […]
May 25, 2017

Declogging Courts: Divert All That Can Be Diverted For Arbitration And Mediation

With around 30 million cases clogged across courts in India and delays accounting for an economic loss of 0.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (State of Judiciary, Daksh India), the timely delivery of justice has become a […]
April 29, 2017

Not a rank the state wants: Kerala high on unemployment, we need more entrepreneurs govt says; The News Minute, April 29, 2017

Kerala has the third highest unemployment rate in India. TNM Staff | Saturday, April 29, 2017 Kerala has in many ways been a model state for the rest of India. The southern state has consistently topped literacy levels, and human development […]
April 28, 2017

Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme; Live mint, April 28, 2017

Kerala launches Rs900 crore loan repayment scheme to help students from families with annual income below Rs 6 lakh by Nidheesh M.K. | Live mint | April 28,2017 Bengaluru: Kerala has launched a Rs900 crore scheme to help students from families […]
April 18, 2017

Will Electricity Tariff Hike Encourage Citizens to Consume Less?; Kochi Post, April 18, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | Kochi Post | April 18, 2017 Effective today, the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission announced a price hike of 10- 30 paise per unit for those consuming less than 250 units per month and 40- 50 paise […]
April 13, 2017

Pensioners, Daily Wage Labourers Suffer as ATMs Run Dry of Cash; Kochi Post, April 12, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | April, 12, 2017 | Kochi Post This Vishu, don’t be surprised if your grandparents ask you to share your Paytm or Rupay account details for kaineetam as ATMs run dry. But, it isn’t just the festivities […]
March 31, 2017

Un-Fare Price Hikes by Private Bus Operators Dampen Malayalees’ Festivities; Kochi Post, March, 29, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | March, 29, 2017 | Kochi Post In about two weeks, it will be time for Vishu, a festival most Malayalees yearn to spend with their families. And while planning for the journey begins, Malayalees living in […]
March 10, 2017

Fifteen Factors that could Influence BJP in UP Election 2017

BJP had secured 42.3 per cent of the total vote share in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, which helped them to win 71 seats of the total 80.If this is translated to the Legislative Assembly seats, it […]