December 21, 2015

18 months of Modi Regime – Have things really changed?

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government has completed 18 months at the center. India registered an impressive 7.4% yoy GDP growth for the July-Sep’15 time period. Whilst the government can take pride in the top line growth, the […]
December 16, 2015

The Bankruptcy Code for India – A step to ease ‘Doing Business’?

  By Archana Mavanur* India is ranked 130 of the 189 countries by the World Bank on ease of doing business scale. The regulatory requirement in place to start and operate a business in India includes a list of approvals […]
December 9, 2015

Kerala Book Publishing Society (KBPS): Another spoiled brat of the State Government?

By D. Dhanuraj[1] & Deepthi Mary Mathew[2]* Even in this glorified era of ‘Digital India’ and Kerala being announced as the ‘First Digital State’in the country,the ‘young India’, our children, have to be too much dependent on textbooks, as the […]
December 7, 2015

Study on achievement level of 6th standard students in Kerala

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a Government of India’s flagship programme launched in 2001 for the achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner. SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the […]
November 24, 2015

Fiasco of engineering colleges in Kerala

By D Dhanuraj[1] & Deepthi Mary Mathew[2] It seems the golden era of the engineering colleges in the Kerala is getting over. Kerala Technological University has taken action against 23 colleges where not a single student was admitted to 23 batches […]
November 23, 2015

Ambitious Government, Aiming for Realising Idle Gold

With the motto of realizing the idle gold reserves for productive purposes the Government of India recently adopted three gold schemes. It is estimated that there is 20000 tons of gold (to some experts, 22000 tons worth USD$ 800 billion […]
November 12, 2015

Foreign Debt of India Inc and Currency Risk

The latest RBI data shows that external commercial borrowings from March 2014 to March 2015 increased by 32 per cent to $ 181.9 billion. It has jumped by 21 per cent over 2013-14. This is 38 per cent of India’s […]
November 11, 2015

Why Government Awards??

  Yet another award returnee!! Rahul V. Kumar, Research Consultant to CPPR question the concept of the state giving away awards in his latest piece “Why Government Awards?” Read more about this in our blog at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/11/why-government-awards.html   Views are personal and […]
November 3, 2015

Shadow Banking: Lessons from International Experience

Shadow banking has grown even more rapidly than the official banking sector in the international world Since the 1980s. It grew in size dramatically after the year 2000 and plays an increasingly critical role in lending businesses through credit intermediation. […]
October 10, 2015

Will the Indian real estate market bubble burst?

  The real estate prices in Indian Metros have soared in several cities in India; some cities have witnessed a ten-fold increase in property prices over the past decade. The period of great moderation in the western world combined with […]
October 10, 2015

Private universities: A healing agent to the forever sickest kid of the Government, ‘the Higher Education Sector’

By Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* Even with its claim of 100% of literacy, the quality of higher education in the state is always under scrutiny. The Universities in the state are often characterised by their out modelled courses, outdated syllabus […]
October 2, 2015

Should Common Man worry of India’s low inflation!

India has been passing through a low inflationary regime for the past nine months. Still the RBI Governor mentions about the inflationary concern and hence an eligible rate cut was denied to the society. Common people agree with the Governor […]
October 1, 2015

Capitalization of Public Sector Banks based on their Efficiency-An Evaluation

As a part of the Indhradhanush plan for revamping the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in August this year, announced the decision to infuse capital selectively into PSBs. The scheme is based on two efficiency […]
September 25, 2015

Is your money well spent? The Hindu, September 23rd, 2015

Is your money well-spent? Urban general household expenditure has dropped by 2.08 per cent to Rs. 15,789 per month in 2015 against National Sample Survey (2011-12) putting State-level general household expenditure at Rs. 16,125, says a survey of consumption and […]
September 21, 2015

Study on Consumption and Saving Patterns

CPPR undertook a study to look into the consumption behaviour and saving patterns of households in an urban local context with specific reference to fisherman community. The Study was conducted as a part of the field research of CPPR-ATLAS Policy School […]

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