CPPR in the News

January 15, 2022

Call to extend Kochi Metro’s feeder service

It was in February 2020 that the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) had started a feeder bus service named ‘Pavan Doot’ between Aluva and Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial).Two AC electric buses were operated along the route with an aim […]
January 12, 2022

K-Rail goes against Kerala’s much-vaunted decentralisation model

The hotly-debated topic in recent times in Kerala is the K-Rail project. K-Rail is a government-proposed speed-rail corridor connecting Kasaragod in the north and Thiruvananthapuram in the south. K-Rail promises a 200 km per hour speed, and is expected to […]
January 12, 2022

Outskirts of Kochi parched and pleading for drinking water

Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental right. But for many families living on the outskirts of Kochi, it is a luxury. Take Cheranalloor for instance. Over 100 families have been waiting for years to get a stable water […]
January 12, 2022

Solving migrant workers’ housing crisis

Urbanisation and the growth of cities in India have been accompanied by pressure on basic infrastructure and services like housing, sanitation and health. The 2011 Census of India reveals that the urban population of the country stood at 31.16 per […]
January 1, 2022

Khadi Tangled in Regulation

Article written by Akanksha Borawake, former Associate, Research at CPPR, Nissy Solomon, Senior Associate, Research at CPPR published in Ujjwal Duniya, Jharkhand on January 1, 2022. Abstract of the Article The excessive control exercised by the government over the Khadi industry […]
December 25, 2021

The economic liberation of Khadi artisans is necessary as Mahatma Gandhi’s dream

Article written by Akanksha Borawake, former Associate, Research at CPPR, Nissy Solomon, Senior Associate, Research at CPPR published in tv9kannada.com on December 25, 2021. Click here to read Abstract of the article The economic emancipation of local community via Khadi, as […]
December 20, 2021

Centre For Public Policy Research Hosted Workshop On Policy Communication For Journalists

Media plays a pivotal role in communicating the achievements and challenges of a policy. The more informed journalism would decide the direction and focus of the policy. Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) […]
December 20, 2021

Slowdown in demand for Serum Institute of India, world’s largest vaccine manufacturer

The Serum Institute of India (SII) had positioned itself as the world’s main supplier of vaccines, cranking up production nearly fourfold over the past eight months. But export restrictions imposed by the Indian government in April, an adequate stockpile of vaccines domestically and the […]
December 15, 2021

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a one day workshop for journalists

കൊച്ചി: പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണത്തിലും വിനിമയത്തിലും മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകരുടെ പങ്ക് എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചു. സാമൂഹിക, രാഷ്ട്രീയ, സാമ്പത്തിക വെല്ലുവിളികൾ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്ന മാധ്യമപ്രവർത്തകർക്ക് വേണ്ടിയായിരുന്നു സെൻ്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച്, ഫ്രഡറിക് ന്യൂമാൻ ഫൌണ്ടേഷൻ എന്നിവർ ചേർന്ന് ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചത്. ഇതോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട വിവിധ മേഖലകളെ കുറിച്ച് സെമിനാറുകൾ നടന്നു. […]
December 15, 2021

Uptick in registration of transport vehicles in Ekm

Ernakulam RTO has registered 2,030 non-transport vehicles in January this year. But it came down again with the onset of the second wave and took a U-turn by July. In September, 2,013 vehicles were registered in the non-transport category and […]
December 10, 2021

SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports: How ‘Triple S’ growth triangle promises to rewrite India’s maritime history

India’s expanding focus in the Indo-Pacific region augurs well to set the country maritime-ready both internally as well as externally SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports represent a maritime ‘Triple S’ growth triangle prospect for India. The Indo-Pacific region is the most […]
December 9, 2021

Lack of able leadership stands in way of development projects in Kochi

KOCHI: Kochi accounts for more than 40% of the state’s total revenue. Still, lack of effective implementation, absence of proper monitoring and want of a leadership to spearhead the execution of projects cripple the development of the city. Work on mega projects, […]
December 7, 2021

How remittances have shaped the socio-economic landscape of Kerala

Dwindling remittances will have dire consequences for the Kerala economy The historic discovery of oil in West Asia and the subsequent commercialisation of it in the 1960s stimulated great demand for skilled and unskilled labour. Keralites, confronted with a stagnant […]
December 2, 2021

In Kerala, government employees have the cake and eat it too

A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who works in rural Kerala earns a daily wage of Rs 741, as per the 2019 data of Labour Bureau of Government of India. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who […]
December 1, 2021

End of windfall from Kerala emigrants as foreign remittances reduce to historic low

For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India. The state was fortunate to reap the fruits […]