Centre for Comparative Studies

July 12, 2016

Downsize Kerala Government to overcome Fiscal Crisis!!

Deepthi Mary Mathew, Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies, comments on the present fiscal crisis encountered by the Kerala State and suggests downsizing the Government to overcome this crisis.
July 7, 2016

Budget Analysis

Tomorrow’s budget is expected to give pointers on the LDF government’s approach to tackling the fiscal challenges that the state is confronting with for the last two decades. The big question is whether the finance minister Dr. Thomas Isaac will […]
July 7, 2016

Bleeding PSUs: Why It’s Time To Retire Kerala’s White Elephants

   “It would be better if we paint the elephants white” commented veteran leader M V Raghavan on the state emblem during an assembly discussion in 1987. His remarks were on the basis of the report submitted by the Comptroller […]
June 30, 2016

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: Continuity of party and practices

Sambhavi Ganesh,Intern at CPPR, analyses the reasons for the ADMK’s victory, the DMK’s loss, and some general factors that bring a party to power in the state. Click here to read more about this in our blog, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: […]
June 28, 2016

Air Kerala – Why shouldn’t Kerala Government get into this business?

*By Dr D Dhanuraj & Lakshmi Priya Civil aviation industry of India India has been experiencing extraordinary growth in civil aviation over the past decade. It is now the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world, with a market […]
June 24, 2016

Citizens’ Involvement Essential for Efficient Waste Management in Cities

Mugdha Ghaisas, intern at CPPR, writes how it is the need of the hour that the elected representatives of the urban local bodies initiate a citizen-led participatory process for a efficient waste management in cities. Click here to read more about […]
June 23, 2016

Uniform Civil Code: Debates and Possibilities

Sambhavi Ganesh,Intern at CPPR, writes about the debates related to the need for a Uniform Civil Code. Read more about this in our blog click here Uniform Civil Code: Debates and Possibilities  
June 21, 2016

Khadi Sector – Longing for Reforms

By Dr Lekhsmi Nair & Dr D Dhanuraj* A recent report in the Times of India shows that the Khadi fabric and garments sales witnessed a 29 percent growth and crossed Rs 1,500 crore mark for the first time. Though […]
June 21, 2016

Latin Catholic community of Kerala: Role in 2016 Assembly Elections

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR and Sambhavi Ganesh, Intern, CPPR; writes about the role of the Latin Catholic community in the recently concluded Kerala Assembly Elections 2016. Read more about this in our blog Latin Catholic community of Kerala: Role in 2016 […]
June 10, 2016

“Fund Students not Schools” Dr D Dhanuraj speaks on Uneconomic Schools of Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research comments on the present situation of the Uneconomic Schools in Kerala. CPPR had published “A study on Uneconomic schools of Kerala” in 2006, which brought out the condition of government and […]
June 10, 2016

LSGs lag in revenue generation: study; The Hindu, 10th June, 2016

  ‘More freedom needed for local bodies to implement development projects’ KOCHI, June 10, 2016 | K.A. MARTIN Local self-government institutions in the State do not generate enough money on their own to implement plans and projects as agents of change […]
June 10, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: White Papers and Reports

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) a think tank based in Kochi had taken up an initiative ‘Breaking Business Barriers’ aiming to curtail the regulatory barriers in setting up, operating and exiting a business in the state of Karnataka, Kerala and […]
June 7, 2016

Local Finance in Kerala: A Study of Five Grama Panchayats in Ernakulam District

The study attempts to review the existing structure of different sources of finance for Grama Panchayats (GPs) in Kerala and analyze the effectiveness of such fund mobilization. It also looks into the problems associated with revenue mobilization and suggests how […]
June 4, 2016

Common Man’s Clothing – Effects of Taxes and Tariffs

The discriminatory tax policies and the higher tariffs imposed on Man-Made Fibres (MMF) in India compared to cotton, have resulted in the availability of MMF to the manufacturers at non competitive prices, compared to the competing countries. This has also […]
May 30, 2016

E book – The Law (Translated to Malayalam)

  French political libertarian and economist CLAUDE FREDERIC BASTIAT (1801-1850) was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law. Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl […]