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March 24, 2021

Demand for better roads, transportation amenities

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Hindu. He comments “Kochi also needs dedicated corridors for Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) and tramways, which are getting popular worldwide since they considerably lessen the number of […]
March 23, 2021

The curious case on inner party democracy in Kerala

The whip culture in the political system should be done away with, and instead, the more significant ideological debates featuring in the socio-cultural context should be encouraged to maintain the sanctity and survival of the political space. D DHANURAJ  and […]
March 23, 2021

Kerala Assembly elections: LDF to bank on welfare & development, once more

CPPR Research Associate Goutham KA comments in a news article published in The Times of India. He comments “People always prefer tangible benefits. This will be one of the reasons for LDF to go ahead with welfare schemes in an […]
March 10, 2021

Success of Rahul Gandhi’s campaign will decide Congress’ future in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi’s extensive focus on Kerala and Tamil Nadu is a good opportunity for him to resurrect his political career by leading from the front — this will not only help the Congress in the south, but will also give […]
March 9, 2021

Swing-state scrum

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Week. He commented “The people felt they [LDF] had a strong leader to look up to in times of crisis—be it the 2018 floods or the Covid-19 […]
March 8, 2021

Looking for a lifeline

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Week. He commented “A huge section in the Kerala society, especially the Muslims, does not want to see the Congress getting eliminated, So, there is a strong […]
March 8, 2021

Surprise package

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a news report published in The Week on BJP’s strategy of getting prominent personalities in the upcoming Kerala Assembly Election. He says “Election is a different ball game. These VIPs, who have no […]
March 1, 2021

LDF, UDF may find a tough competitor in Twenty20

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. He comments “an apolitical organisation like Twenty20, which does not have any ideological mooring, is functioning by promising a lot of deliverables to the people.” […]
February 24, 2021

Private sector can give government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive a shot in the arm

While vaccination is a public good and bestows a greater responsibility on the government, the greater the availability of the vaccine in a deregulated space, the closer we get to the intended outcomes Dr D Dhanuraj and Sam Thomas After […]
February 17, 2021

Stinking truth: Missing public toilets & unusable existing ones

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India. He comments “We had started a study regarding the status and requirement of public toilets in the city three years ago. Then, it was […]
February 16, 2021

India is set to become a vital Covid vaccine maker — perhaps second only to the U.S.

CPPR Senior Associate Research Nissy Solomon comments in a news article published in CNBC. She comments “With a proven track record on the scale at which vaccines are produced, India should be able ramp up production to meet international demand […]
February 1, 2021

Budget 2021 | Feel-good factor that would nudge consumption is missing

The Budget does not have any big-bang announcements and the message that goes out is that one should be conservative in spending in the immediate future as well. Tabled in the backdrop of a crisis-struck economy, the Union Budget 2021-22 attempted to nurse […]
February 1, 2021

Budget 2021 | Reviving ailing economy through infrastructure sector?

Nirmala Sitharaman’s investment push for the sector will yield results only with timely and effective implementation. The efficiency and effectiveness of these investments will be closely watched Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first ‘paperless’ Budget a few hours ago. The […]
January 27, 2021

Despite new football turfs and stadiums, Kerala yearns for playgrounds

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute. He comments “We need space for the younger generation as well as for the elderly. A place where children can play and elders can do their […]
January 27, 2021

കോവിഡ് വ്യാപന നിയന്ത്രണം: ചൈനയിലെ ഹ്യൂബെയിലും കേരളത്തിലും

News report on the Research Paper by CPPR Comparative Study of the Covid-19 Outbreak in the Hubei Province of China and the Indian State of Kerala published in Manorama Online. കുറച്ചുകാലത്തേക്കാണെങ്കിൽ പോലും കോവിഡ് വ്യാപനം വിജയകരമായി തടയുന്നതിൽ ചൈനയും കേരളവും മികവു പുലർത്തിയെന്നു […]
January 16, 2021

KIIFB, a plus for infrastructure

The development of infrastructure has been a ‘mantra’ in both central and state budgets for a number of years. Kerala is an immediate member in the group giving thrust to infrastructure development due to limited land area, high density of […]
January 15, 2021

Expectations soar in Kochi ahead of Kerala government’s budget presentation

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on expectations for Kochi from Kerala Governments budget. He says “As Kochi is contributing 50 per cent of the state’s overall revenue, the budget […]
January 14, 2021

Experts pin hope on budget to put Ernakulam back on development track

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick comments in a news article published in The Times of India on what should Ernakulam district expect from state budget for 2021-22 to be presented by finance minister T […]
January 14, 2021

Demand rife for phase-II development at Vyttila

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments, “Urban planners and civic bodies must step in to lessen the ensuing congestion by augmenting modes of public transport like state-of-the-art buses, so that commuters have alternatives to private vehicles” in a news article […]
January 8, 2021

Update laws to keep India’s health system future-ready

As the economy and healthcare systems try to emerge from the crisis, there is a need to reconsider how to build a system that is ready and responsive in order to prevent and protect the public from emerging threats Nissy […]

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