CPPR in the News

July 24, 2023

Panel told to find funds for CSML

D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news ‘Panel told to find funds for CSML’. The news was published on Time of India (21-07-2023) Kochi: In an effort to retain the Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) as a major […]
July 21, 2023

City entry for Vypeen private buses remains unresolved in draft scheme

By nationalising the 36-km route between Paravoor KSRTC bus station and Vyttila hub, private bus owners are questioning if their vehicles will be allowed on the route.  KOCHI: The proposed draft scheme by the Kerala State Transport Department regarding city entry […]
July 18, 2023

Brimming with brains, think-tank enters 20th year

Centre for Public Policy Research’s transformative impact extends beyond research and analysis, diversifying its expertise across ten vital sectors KOCHI: At a time when independent think tanks were a rarity in Kerala, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) initially […]
July 14, 2023

Digital platform for stakeholders in India’s seaweed sector set to take-off

CPPR, US Consulate General support the platform; set to become operational in Sept The Algae Store, a digital platform offering a one-stop solution for stakeholders in the seaweed sector, is in the offing. The online B2B marketplace, which is expected […]
July 14, 2023

Two-day Workshop on Fishes and Fisherfolk Needs

The workshop is being organised by Zoo Outreach Organization in partnership with South Asian Fishermen Fraternity, with support from US Consulate General through their TechCamp initiative facilitated by Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Media Coverage of Fishermen Workshop held […]
July 11, 2023

Migration of Keralites to Developed Countries

On the occasion of World Population Day, CPPR Chairman, D Dhanuraj, shares his thoughts on the Migration of Keralites to Developed Countries on Red FM 93.5. Watch it here:
July 4, 2023

Housing prices show decline in Kochi during Q4FY23: NHB

Anu Anna Jo, Senior Associate Research, CPPR, comments on the news “Housing prices show decline in Kochi during Q4FY23: NHB“. The news was published in Times of India on 4th July 2023. Kochi: Though the data recently released by the […]
July 4, 2023

Capital Q: Here’s the reaction on Ernakulam MP Hibi’s proposal to shift Kerala’s capital

Ernakulam MP Hibi Eden’s proposal to shift the state capital from Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi has triggered light-hearted banter as well as heated debates. D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news “Capital Q: Here’s the reaction on Ernakulam MP Hibi’s […]
June 28, 2023

How To Make Cities Livable? (NDTV)

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR, went live on NDTV for a discussion on Failing Infra, Towering Apathy: How To Make Cities Livable? | Left Right & Centre Addressing the question of whether the creation of a specialised urban cadre of […]
June 27, 2023

2.5-km-long ‘green corridor’ project hits major roadblock

D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news “2.5-km-long ‘green corridor’ project hits major roadblock“. The news was published in Times of India on 21st June 2023. Kochi: A 2.5-km-long ‘green corridor’ proposed between Ernakulam North and Ernakulam South […]
June 20, 2023

City entry of Vypin buses: Draft notification against public interest

Media Coverage of CPPR’s Press Release CPPR had issued a press note stating that the draft notification issued by the Transport Department regarding the entry of Vypin buses entry into the city was against the public interest, a couple of […]
June 19, 2023

KMTA’s fate hangs in the balance

D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news “KMTA’s fate hangs in the balance“. The news was published in The Hindu on 17th June 2023. The Kochi Metropolitan Transport Authority (KMTA), the first such body in India having legislative […]
June 13, 2023

Are our new transport services tempting enough to make people ditch cars and take sustainable options?

D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news “Are our new transport services tempting enough to make people ditch cars and take sustainable options?“. The news was published in Times of India on 12th June 2023. The Vande Bharat […]
June 2, 2023

Draft notification may play spoilsport with city entry of Goshree buses, feel stakeholders

D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news “Draft notification may play spoilsport with city entry of Goshree buses, feel stakeholders“. The news was published in The Hindu on 1st June 2023. The notification was just the opposite of […]
June 1, 2023

Time To Move From Odour To Order

D Dhanuraj, Chairman of CPPR, comments on the news ‘Time To Move From Odour To Order’. The news was published in The New Indian Express on 01st June 2023. We should be consistent in whatever we are doing… Cities like […]