CPPR in the News

April 11, 2019

A constitutional aspiration

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news story published in the Deccan Herald on the issue related to water crisis in the country is yet to find a headway in the elections. In a way, an election to […]
April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
April 2, 2019

Desalination plants, a plan far from reality

*The news story published in The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on how desalination plants are capital intensive and we will have to mobilize huge funds for setting up such plants. KOCHI: At a time […]
April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
March 26, 2019

Asianet Cover Story: Tom Vadakan’s entry to BJP | ടോം വടക്കനും ബിജെപിയിൽ

Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR talks about the need for transparency in electoral funding on Cover Story in Asianet News Channel.  He highlights that the funding details of political parties are clear pointers to their political agendas and economic […]
March 25, 2019

Time to turn around Kerala’s loss-making PSUs: Paul Antony

Cutting non-plan expenditure can solve fiscal crisis’ There is an urgent need to turn around Kerala’s loss-making Public Sector Undertakings by strengthening them with a qualified board of directors and through hard budget restrictions. Public-private partnership could be a way […]
March 25, 2019

Media Mentions: CPPR study on ‘Cold Storage’ quoted in India Today

According to a 2016 report by the Centre for Public Policy Research, titled ‘Government Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector’, 18 per cent of the country’s fruit and vegetable produce perishes in the absence of proper storage facilities. Just […]
March 25, 2019

Who is going to bell the cat?

The black money trail in election campaigns has been a widely discussed topic in India over the decades. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has shared its concerns about the role played by big corporate houses, anonymous donors and foreign […]
March 25, 2019

Poll funding not so transparent

Western theorists, especially economists, argue that certain corrupt, rent-seeking activities can be labelled ‘productive activities’ and need not be condemned. Political parties have been the original source of corruption and responsible for the highest amount of corruption. In India, political […]
March 24, 2019

Call for sustainable revenue mobilization

KOCHI: Experts called for a sustainable and practical way for fund mobilization in the aftermath of the August deluge that ravaged the state.  The demand was put forth at the two-day international round table ‘Vikasarth’ on ‘Rebuilding Kerala economy: Time […]
March 24, 2019

Two-day ‘Vikasarth Roundtable’ on Kerala economy concludes

KOCHI: The two-day ‘Vikasarth Roundtable’ discussing ‘Rebuilding the Kerala Economy: Time for a paradigm shift?’ concluded in Kochi on Saturday. The roundtable was organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), […]
March 23, 2019

Economic inequality increasing: Vikasarth

*The news story published on Janmabhumi, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 23, 2019

Vikasarth seminar begins

*The news story published on Deshabhimani, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 19, 2019

Development and Economy Seminar

*The news story published on Deshabhimani, Kochi about the 2-day Vikasarth round table conference
March 11, 2019

Can Kummanam repeat in Lok Sabha Election what Rajagopalan created in Assembly Election | നിയമസഭയില്‍ രാജഗോപാല്‍ സൃഷ്ടിച്ചത് ലോക്സഭയില്‍ കുമ്മനത്തിനാകുമോ?

Trivandrum Lok Sabha constituency will be in the eyes of the national media and it looks like we can expect a nail-biting finish this time also. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News […]