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September 9, 2020

Keralites happy with state govt’s Covid efforts: Survey

The Covid-19 impact survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) found that the respondents from Kerala expressed the highest degree of satisfaction with their state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, among all the major states in […]
September 8, 2020

It won’t be a smooth ride for Kochi Metro. Here’s why

“The metro wasn’t a sustainable option before Covid-19; now passengers are fewer. They continue to have the same or higher operational costs. Ensuring last-mile connectivity in the current scenario is a massive challenge and requires administrative debate,” comments CPPR Chairman […]
September 7, 2020

Experts cheer inclusion of KMTA in Kerala government’s 100-day action plan

“An institution alone is not enough. It must be manned by experts who have sound domain knowledge and the capacity to execute legislation or decisions. For this, an effective framework is required to coordinate among different stakeholders,” comments CPPR Chairman […]
September 7, 2020

Autos, taxis hope to revive business as Kochi Metro set to resume

“Issues of traffic snarls and parking woes can be addressed by improving public transport facilities,” comments CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj in a news report published in The Times of India As Kochi Metro resumes operations on Monday, the autorickshaw drivers […]
September 7, 2020

Illegal parking on rise, Kochi chokes

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the rise in number of illegal parking in the city. He comments “Streamlining parking is a challenging process. Kochi doesn’t have parking spaces for […]
September 7, 2020

CPPR COVID-19 Impact Survey

“The adverse impact of the pandemic on the economy is widely perceived to be more severe than its impact as a health crisis.”, reveals COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research, a public policy think tank […]
September 7, 2020

“COVID- 19 seen as a more serious threat to the economy than to health”, CPPR COVID-19 Impact Survey

“The adverse impact of the pandemic on the economy is widely perceived to be more severe than its impact as a health crisis.”, reveals COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research, a public policy think tank based […]
September 7, 2020

Threat to economy due to COVID-19 more serious than impact on health: Pan-India survey report

The threat to the economy due to COVID-19 is more serious compared to its impact as a health crisis, as per a survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research. Nine out of ten respondents said the COVID-19’s threat […]
September 7, 2020

Covid-19 seen as more serious threat to economy than to health: Survey

People perceive the threat to the economy caused due to the Covid-19 pandemic to be more serious in nature compared to its impact as a health crisis, according to a survey by a think-tank Centre for Public Policy Research. According […]
August 21, 2020

Is the right to privacy being compromised in fight against Coronavirus?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a news report published in The Times of India Authorities are taking on the COVID-19 pandemic through stringent containment measures and contact tracing through technological solutions. Among these, is the use of apps […]
August 21, 2020

Private buses slam brakes in Kochi amid COVID-19 pandemic

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. The city may be inching back to normal but it will take  more time for private buses to start plying. While over 800 buses conducted […]
August 8, 2020

Crowded Villages Show Why Virus Cases Are Surging in Rural India

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John comments in a news article published in bloomberg on COVID-19 As India passes the grim milestone of two million virus cases and new hotspots emerge in villages, experts are worried infections will now rise […]
August 6, 2020

Tackling coronavirus pandemic: Is the Kerala model in India really working?

CPPR Senior fellow Rijo M John comments in a news report published in DW. Mukund P Unny, a lawyer based in Delhi, decided to go back to his hometown in Kerala in May. Air travel in India had just resumed […]
August 6, 2020

More needs to be done to grasp China’s psyche: Ex-Ambassador Sreenivasan

There is something about China and India will need to invest more in understanding the Chinese psyche, if we are to reverse the current level of disengagement between the two countries. Former Ambassador TP Sreenivasan made the observation during a […]
July 27, 2020

Is lockdown an option?

“The lockdown should only be in identified hotspots/clusters… Locking down the whole state can be disastrous for a lot of people as livelihoods are at stake,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The New Indian Express Cost of shutdown […]

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