CPPR in the News

February 1, 2022

Efforts on to convert VMH Society into company

Demand to seamlessly integrate hub with Vyttila Junction The efforts being made to reconstitute Vyttila Mobility Hub Society (VMHS) as a company to catalyse the second-phase development of the hub has been welcomed, even as sceptics say the estimate of […]
February 1, 2022

Kochi, the air we breathe is getting unhealthier

Kochi’s air quality in 2021 has shown a decline from 2020, according to a recent air quality index (AQI) categorisation done by a New Delhi-based environmental NGO. The study says that the number of days when the AQI was worse […]
February 1, 2022

Protests against Kerala SilverLine grow; in village after village, concern over ‘secrecy’

By the side of a road, concealed by weeds, at Nooranad village in Alappuzha district of Kerala is the only physical marker of a large infrastructure project in the offing. In 2019, locals say, a few men in the dead […]
February 1, 2022

Challenges to implement an urban job guarantee scheme

With the upcoming Union Budget, once again there have been discussions over the rural employment guarantee Act be extended to urban areas after a parliamentary standing committee put forth its recommendation to the Union government. The main arguments favouring such a scheme are […]
January 25, 2022

In a week, nearly three-fold rise in Covid clusters in Ernakulam

The total number of Covid-19 clusters in Ernakulam increased to over 60 on Sunday. This is a three-fold increase in a week.There were only around 22 infection clusters in the district on January 16.All the infection clusters have sprung up […]
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 […]