Reports & Papers

June 10, 2016

Breaking Business Barriers: White Papers and Reports

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) a think tank based in Kochi had taken up an initiative ‘Breaking Business Barriers’ aiming to curtail the regulatory barriers in setting up, operating and exiting a business in the state of Karnataka, Kerala and […]
June 7, 2016

Local Finance in Kerala: A Study of Five Grama Panchayats in Ernakulam District

The study attempts to review the existing structure of different sources of finance for Grama Panchayats (GPs) in Kerala and analyze the effectiveness of such fund mobilization. It also looks into the problems associated with revenue mobilization and suggests how […]
June 4, 2016

Common Man’s Clothing – Effects of Taxes and Tariffs

The discriminatory tax policies and the higher tariffs imposed on Man-Made Fibres (MMF) in India compared to cotton, have resulted in the availability of MMF to the manufacturers at non competitive prices, compared to the competing countries. This has also […]
April 28, 2016

Evaluation of Government Interventions in Khadi Sector

Khadi sector is an over-regulated one in India, where the entire production process, sales, distribution, and marketing is fully regulated by the government through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) . The paper examines the growth of Khadi market in […]
September 21, 2015

Study on Consumption and Saving Patterns

CPPR undertook a study to look into the consumption behaviour and saving patterns of households in an urban local context with specific reference to fisherman community. The Study was conducted as a part of the field research of CPPR-ATLAS Policy School […]
January 28, 2015

India’s trade barriers: an analysis with reference to tariffs and customs procedures

By  Pinak Sarkar and Dr. (Prof.) Martin Patrick India is the seventh largest economy in the world. However, it is only the sixteenth largest exporter, in terms of value with its exports accounting for around USD 336.6 billion. In contrast, […]
January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
January 28, 2015

For a Free and Fair Sporting Sector in India

By, Dhanuraj and Rahul V. Kumar This study seeks to find an answer to this question: which one can be a successful model in sports in India: Planned Approach or a Spontaneous Order?’ The study explains that planned sporting activities […]
January 27, 2015

Understanding the Status of Higher Education in India

By, D. Dhanuraj and Rahul V. Kumar ABSTRACT The paper examines the higher education scenario in India and attempts to point out why very few serious investors invest in higher educational sector. Several factors are responsible for this. Primary among these […]
January 23, 2015

A Critical Assessment of Forest Legislations in India

By, Dr. D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar In India, there is a huge demand for timber that is met largely through imports. State-led forest policies have been lax in meeting this requirement. This policy paper analyses the existing forestry […]
December 24, 2014

India Trade Report

By Fernando Posadas Pas* India is one of the largest economies in the World; however, much smaller economies such as South Korea, Singapore, Netherlands or Hong Kong have larger trade flows by value. The reason is that India still has […]
December 19, 2014

A Study on Liberalizing Liquor Trade in India

Authors: Dr. D Dhanuraj and Mr. Rahul V Kumar * India is one of the world’s most restrictive places for trade and doing business. In 2014, it is ranked 110 out of 152 countries, in terms of economic freedom, by […]
November 21, 2013

Gold and Consumer Behaviour – A Comparative Study of Cochin and Delhi

The primary objective of this paper is to study gold and consumer behavior. The respondents were consumers from various selected gold jewellery outlets in Cochin and Delhi. During the course of this study, the researcher tries to find the various […]
November 21, 2013

Data Compilation on Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) of Different States in India

This paper is purely a data compilation of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) among various cities in India. It describes and compares UMTA of five different Indian cities including Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Pune and Jaipur. UMTA acts as an umbrella body that already […]
November 21, 2013

Report on Nationalization of Inland Water Navigation

This paper deals with the Nationalization of Inland Water Transportation in Kerala. It takes a look into the major policy issues which have hampered the involvement of the private investors to participate in this sector. In Kerala however, the major […]