August 25, 2020

Factors of production and land titling polices, the need for reform

To achieve a higher trajectory of economic growth encompassing a comprehensive economic development of a nation requires clearly defined and sound principled public policies on factors of production. The rules of framework permeate the factors of production in the interest […]
August 21, 2020

Is the right to privacy being compromised in fight against Coronavirus?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a news report published in The Times of India Authorities are taking on the COVID-19 pandemic through stringent containment measures and contact tracing through technological solutions. Among these, is the use of apps […]
August 8, 2020

Crowded Villages Show Why Virus Cases Are Surging in Rural India

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John comments in a news article published in bloomberg on COVID-19 As India passes the grim milestone of two million virus cases and new hotspots emerge in villages, experts are worried infections will now rise […]
August 6, 2020

Tackling coronavirus pandemic: Is the Kerala model in India really working?

CPPR Senior fellow Rijo M John comments in a news report published in DW. Mukund P Unny, a lawyer based in Delhi, decided to go back to his hometown in Kerala in May. Air travel in India had just resumed […]
August 5, 2020

COVID-19: Is it Time to Revisit NABH and NABL Guidelines?

As the country battles the pandemic with the death toll rising at a steady rate, there are questions being raised regarding the preparedness of the country even after measures to buy time and mount an effective response. COVID-19 has exposed […]
August 1, 2020

Marking Those on the Move: Review of Existing Paradigm and Towards a New Framework

Although the ability to collect migration figures regularly has improved, significant gaps remain in the quantity,accuracy, timeliness, disaggregation, comparability (over time and across countries) and accessibility of migration-related data. There is a lack of comprehensive data on migration within India, […]
July 31, 2020

Skill India Mission: Challenges and Opportunities

B Chandrasekaran Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and slowdown of the economy, the prospects for millions of graduating youth, labourers and migrant workers who returned to their home states seem to be gloom for the near future, although any economy […]
July 27, 2020

Is lockdown an option?

“The lockdown should only be in identified hotspots/clusters… Locking down the whole state can be disastrous for a lot of people as livelihoods are at stake,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The New Indian Express Cost of shutdown […]
July 27, 2020

The Hindu Explains | Why have COVID-19 cases surged in Kerala?

“The cause for concern is the current positivity rate of 4.6%, which although much better than the national average of 11.7%,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The Hindu explaining the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Kerala. Plaudits won […]
July 22, 2020

കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് പണമുണ്ടാക്കാൻ ഈ രീതി നോക്കാം

ദുർഘടമായ ഈ കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ പതിവ് രീതികളും ചിന്തകളും കൊണ്ട് കാര്യമില്ല. മാറിചിന്തിക്കേണ്ടത് നിലനിൽപിന് അത്യന്താപേക്ഷിതമായിരിക്കുന്നു ധനകാര്യ മാനേജ്മെന്റിന്റെ കാര്യത്തിൽ പ്രത്യേകിച്ചും. പരമ്പരാഗത രീതി  ആസ്‌തികളുടെ കണക്കെടുപ്പിൽ നിന്ന് തുടങ്ങി വരവ്-ചെലവുകൾ ക്രമീകരിച്ചു മിച്ചം കണ്ടെത്തി ജീവിതം കെട്ടിപ്പടുക്കുന്ന രീതിയാണ് സാധാരണയായി അവലംബിക്കുന്നത്. ഭാവി സാമ്പത്തിക ലക്ഷ്യങ്ങൾ മനസ്സിൽ വച്ച് ആസൂത്രണം ഭംഗിയായി നിറവേറ്റുന്നവരാണ് ജീവിതത്തിൽ വിജയിക്കുക. […]
July 21, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage countries, all attention is focused on the research communityto generate evidence-based preventive treatment, primarily through Clinical Trials (CTs). With close to 2,500CT studies being conducted worldwide, it is of paramount importance to understand […]
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 in India: 1 million in 4 months, 2 million in 3 weeks and peak in September

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “The virus, meanwhile, looks all set to cross the 2 million mark by August 11. Dr […]
July 21, 2020

India all set to cross 2 million mark in coronavirus cases by August 11

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “total COVID-19 cases in India is projected to cross 2 million around August 10-11 and 3 […]
July 20, 2020

Street Vendors and COVID-19 lockdowns | #PolicyBeyondPolitics EP 07

Recently Government launched PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM #SVANidhi ) a special micro-credit scheme to provide loan of upto Rs 10,000 to #StreetVendors. At the same time, the lack of accommodating policies and guidelines to the street vendors have […]
July 16, 2020

Analysis of India’s Response in Addressing the Concerns of the MSME Sector

The COVID-19 Pandemic has spelt crisis across the world and has had a severe impact on the economies. With the government imposing lockdown and mandating social distancing, the world will wake up to a new culture and trend post-pandemic. It […]

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