Centre for Urban Studies

August 20, 2019

Bus Day 2.0 will start in November

News article published in The New Indian Express related to ‘Kochi Public Transport Day’, a year-long campaign initiated by the Centre for Public Policy Research in January 2018. As part of this campaign third Wednesday of every month would be […]
August 14, 2019

Cryptocurrency – India’s fight for and against it

In the last few weeks, Bitcoin has burst back into the public discourse, following a huge surge in its price. The price, which began the year at under $4000 per bitcoin, reached $12,000 in June 2019. This has led many […]
August 5, 2019

Commuters clueless on the scope of Kochi1 Card

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR, quoted in The Times of India. Talking about the Kochi1 Card, he said that there needs to be clarity on how commuters using the Kochi1 Card could get the benefits of One Nation One Card […]
July 31, 2019

Finding a way out of Kochi’s traffic tangle

In this news report published in The Hindu on the traffic issues in the city, CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments “The proposed command and control centre for traffic management remains in the discussion stage while confusion prevails over whether […]
July 31, 2019

Are PPPs the road ahead for Indian Railways?

The technological advancements made in the rail sector give a positive message but demand huge capital investment, which will require private participation. Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world carrying over 23 million passengers and […]
July 29, 2019

Dr D Dhanuraj Chairman, CPPR comments in a series published in The Lede. Kerala is a state that runs largely on two sources of revenue – tourism and money orders. In this series on The Lede the focus on the […]
July 29, 2019

India’s Southern Sojourn in the Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean Region being a strategic location in the Indo-Pacific region has caught the attention of the world’s new master, China. China, being the new party to enter the region’s political domain, has emerged as a threat to India’s maritime […]
July 20, 2019

Media One: Discussion on Karnataka Political Scenario

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion on the present political scenario in Karnataka. This discussion was aired on the Media One News Channel on July 19, 2019.
July 15, 2019

Masters in Public policy and Governance

MA Public Policy and Governance Programme in the Education and Employment News section of Mathrubhumi Thozhil Vartha
July 15, 2019

Kerala must woo Chinese tourists, says think tank

News story published in The New Indian Express based on the research paper ‘A Chinese Solution to Kerala’s Tourism Sector Woes’ by Muraleedharan Nair, Senior Fellow, CPPR The Chinese literature, movies, martial arts and even products have influenced the lives […]
July 15, 2019

Notification of RERA must for protecting flat buyers

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR, quoted in The Times of India. The plight of the flat owners in the four apartment complexes in Maradu, which were ordered to be demolished, have exposed the loopholes in the system, which punishes innocent […]
July 13, 2019

Structural Reforms or over dependence on the budget; the road ahead for Kerala?

Dr Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR writes in Azhimukham regarding Budget 2019’s impact on Kerala. He stressed on the need for structural reforms in Kerala economy.  Click here to read
July 11, 2019

Homestays in Kochi to come under GST, service providers upset

“According to CPPR study, around 50% of homestays have closed due to excessive regulation.” Dr Dhanuraj quoted in The Times of India article on imposition of GST on homestays.  KOCHI: The state goods and service tax department on Monday issued […]
July 11, 2019

‘Time for GCDA to widen its horizons’

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR, quoted in The New Indian Express.Talking about the Greater Cochin Development Authority, he stresses on the need to prevent fragmentation of powers b/w developmental agencies & need to empower elected local bodies. KOCHI: Greater Cochin Development […]
July 6, 2019

Jobs, but they don’t deliver the goods

Anupama Ghosh, Senior Research Associate, CPPR comments in a news story published in Live Mint on the Union Budget 2019 During the one-hour drive along the winding mountain pass connecting Kerala’s Wayanad to the rest of India, Jithin Raj, 25, […]