Centre for Comparative Studies

May 25, 2020

Small-scale fishers thrive under new pricing system

A study done by CPPR titled ‘Empowerment of Kerala’s fishermen: Need for change in the role of Matsyafed’ by Sara John and Nimmish Sany quoted in a news article published in The Times of India Harbour management societies floated to […]
May 25, 2020

The Gulf Boomerang: India’s Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in cover story published in the Outlook magazine on the stories about the return of lakhs of Non-Resident Keralites from the Middle-East only to stare at an uncertain future. He comments “Despite its love […]
May 22, 2020

Will India be at the Vanguard of Vaccine Development?

The global pandemic has reinstated the importance of having a strong vaccine ecosystem to foster the development of quick and efficacious vaccines. Globally, India leads in manufacturing processes of vaccines; however, it has a very limited role in the development […]
May 22, 2020

സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ്: ഒരു വിലയിരുത്തൽ

കോവിഡ്-19 വൻ  പ്രത്യാഘാതങ്ങൾ  സൃഷിട്ടിക്കുമെന്ന തിരിച്ചറിവാണല്ലോ 20  ലക്ഷം കോടി  രൂപയുടെ പാക്കേജ് പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കാൻ പ്രധാനമന്ത്രിയെ പ്രേരിപ്പിച്ചത്. മൈലുകളോളം നടന്നവശരായി തളർന്നു റെയിൽവേ ട്രാക്കിൽ ഉറങ്ങി ജീവിതം ഹോമിച്ച അഥിതി തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ പിൻഗാമികളിൽ  ആശയുടെ കിരണങ്ങൾ മൊട്ടിട്ടു. ദൈനം-ദിന ജീവിതം കൂട്ടിമുട്ടിക്കുന്ന മറ്റു പാവപ്പെട്ടവർക്ക്  പ്രതീക്ഷയുടെ വാതായനം തുറക്കപ്പെട്ടു .എല്ലാ കോണുകളിലും നല്ലൊരു നാളെയെ ഓർത്തു […]
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Kerala changes tack, not to test expats after seven days

Senior Fellow at CPPR Dr Rijo M John, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the Kerala testing of returning expatriates. In a change from its earlier stand, Kerala seems to have decided not to test […]
May 20, 2020

Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced five tranches of economic stimulus under Atmanirbhar Bharat to save the ailing economy. The first tranche was comprehensive, and responsive to the plight of the Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The sector, contributing over 28 percent […]
May 19, 2020

Liquor price spiral impact runs deep in Kerala, poorest consumers hit hard

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Jose Sebastian comments in a news article published in The Hindu Business Line on the impact increasing the sales tax of liquor in Kerala. Shock varies across communities By raising sales tax on liquor up to […]
May 19, 2020

സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ്: അഞ്ചാം ഘട്ടവും ആശക്കൊത്തു ഉയർന്നില്ല | Economic Package: Fifth stage not upto standard

CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick writes in Manorama online (Malayalam News portal) on the fifth stage of govt’s Economic Package focuses announced by Finance Minister. ഇന്ത്യന്‍ സമ്പദ് വ്യവസ്ഥ സമീപകാലത്തെ ഏറ്റവുമധികം വെല്ലുവിളി നേരിടുന്ന സമയമാണിത്. വൻപ്രത്യാഘാതങ്ങളുണ്ടാകുമെന്ന തിരിച്ചറിവാണല്ലോ 20 ലക്ഷം കോടി രൂപയുടെ […]
May 18, 2020

Is Privacy an Illusion for the Netizens of the 21st Century?

Despite privacy being recognised as a fundamental right by the Constitution of India, the existing legal provisions give several outlets to override the privacy concerns of the public. Should governments have access to sensitive data of citizens which they can […]
May 16, 2020

Alcoholnomics: Analysing Liquor Policies in India | Policy Beyond Politics EP 01

India’s illiberal liquor policy oscillates between the two poles of moral stance of abstinence and the need for easy revenue. In the first episode of Policy Beyond Politics Dr D D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) and Rahul V Kumar( Research Fellow), […]
May 16, 2020

Alcoholnomics: Analysing Liquor Policies in India | Policy Beyond Politics

Policy beyond politics is a video series hosted by CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj, to discuss contemporary policy issues in the country. In this part of the series the conversion is with Rahul V Kumar Research Fellow (Market Economics), CPPR, […]
May 15, 2020

രണ്ടാം ഘട്ട സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ് : നിങ്ങളുടെ കൈയിൽ പണമെത്തുമോ ? | Second Phase Financial Package: Will you get more money?

The second stage of govt’s Economic Package focuses on migrant labourers. But it does hardly enough to address their immediate woes. CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick writes in Manorama online. This article was published in Manorama online on May […]
May 14, 2020

Prioritising Healthcare over Privacy during a Pandemic: Is it Healthy?

The current pandemic has resulted in unwonted bureaucratic manoeuvres across the world. Among the many state actions that we have seen in the past few months, the increasing reliance on surveillance technology to tackle the virus stands out. From contact […]
May 13, 2020

Economic Package: A Welcome Relief

Keeping in line with a global trend of offering an economic relief package with value close to 10-20% of GDP, Prime Minister announced a 20 lakh crore economic relief package for India. Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR analyses the […]
May 13, 2020

Remonetise gold to tide over the economic crisis

Nissy Solomon and Dr D Dhanuraj As the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed global economy into an unprecedented scale of low growth and massive employment loss, the resource mobilisation to revive economic activities is reaching a frantic scale and dimension. In […]

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