April 15, 2024

In Ernakulam & Chalakudy Lok Sabha contests, Twenty20 likely to play spoilsport

It is believed that Twenty20 will eat into Congress votes and its presence will not hamper LDF, especially the CPM vote-bank. However, Twenty20 party president Sabu M Jacob begged to differ. D Dhanuraj, CPPR Chairman, comments on the news published […]
April 15, 2024

The Centrist party

Keralites call Congress centrist for a reason, they have always preferred the grand old party to come to power at the Centre, even while voting for the Left in the assembly D Dhanuraj, CPPR Chairman, comments on the news published […]
April 15, 2024

How E-Cigarette Ban Affects Tobacco Use And Public Health? Know All About It

The widespread use, particularly in the form of smoking beedi and chewing tobacco, has raised significant concerns for public health in India. Lakshmi Ramamurthy, Hon. Trustee (Data analytics & Corporate Management), CPPR, comments on the news published in Zee News […]
April 5, 2024

Stakeholder Consultation on Homestays and Abkari Policy 2023-24 in Kerala

The Abkari Policy 2023–24 aims to relax the toddy regulations, allowing three star and above hotels and resorts to serve freshly tapped toddy from their premises to guests during peak tourist seasons. The policy, however, has not included homestays within […]
April 3, 2024

More tourists, less commuters: Water Metro hits rough patch?

D Dhanuraj, CPPR Chairman, comments on the news published in The Times of India on 1st April, 2024. Kochi: Kochi Water Metro, which is set to celebrate its first anniversary this month, appears to be struggling to cater to the needs […]
April 3, 2024

Of Rs 945 crore donated by drug firms, most went to parties ruling states with pharma units

Only states can take punitive action against firms for substandard drugs. D Dhanuraj, CPPR Chairman, comments on the news published in The News Minute on 27th March, 2024. Micro Labs Limited is best known as the maker of Dolo-650, the […]
March 13, 2024

Focus Group Discussion on Decriminalisation of Business Laws in Kerala

A focus group discussion was organised by the Kerala Management Association (KMA) in partnership with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) on ‘Decriminalisation of Business Laws in Kerala’ on March 1, 2024 at the Management House, Kochi.The discussion was […]
March 4, 2024

ഈ കുട്ടികൾ പഠിക്കാൻ മറുനാട് തേടുന്നതെന്ത്?​

CPPR’s Youth Leadership Fellowship 2023 fellow Cyril Sebastian’s study on Kerala’s student migration is featured in the news | News published on Kerala Kaumudi (04-03-2024) ധനമന്ത്രി കെ.എൻ. ബാലഗോപാൽ ഇത്തവണത്തെ സംസ്ഥാന ബഡ്ജറ്റിൽ വ്യക്തമാക്കിയത്, കൂടുതൽ തൊഴിലവസരങ്ങളും സൗകര്യങ്ങളും നൽകി യുവാക്കളെ സംസ്ഥാനത്തു തന്നെ പിടിച്ചുനിറുത്തുന്നതിലാണ് […]
February 26, 2024

Why Kerala Youth are Migrating | Study Abroad | Cyril Sebastian | YLF

CPPR Youth Leadership Fellow Cyril Sebastian talking about his project and Kerala student migration on Myfin Point Media. Views expressed by the author are personal and need not reflect or represent the views of the Centre for Public Policy Research.
February 9, 2024

Kerala budget 2024: Experts seek an edu-revolution in Kerala

CPPR Chairman D Dhanuraj commented in the news published on The New Indian Express (08 February, 2024) As a growing number of students from Kerala have been seeking higher education in other states and abroad, it’s high time the govt […]
February 6, 2024

Land tax mooted for flat owners

CPPR Senior Associate Anu Anna Jo commented in the news published on Times of India (06 February, 2024) In the state budget, finance minister K N Balagopal has proposed levying land tax from apartment dwellers for their undivided share of land on individual ownership basis.“Residents of flats […]
February 6, 2024

Policy change in higher education sector; a lot of time wasted | Kerala Buidget 2024-24 | D Dhanuraj | Asianet News

A lot of time has been lost in policy changes in the higher education sector, said Centre for Public Policy Research chairman D Dhanuraj. Views expressed by the author are personal and need not reflect or represent the views of […]
February 6, 2024

Kerala Budget: No plan is the best plan | Kerala Budget offers a basket of goodies for districts, city

CPPR Chairman D Dhanuraj commented in the news published on New Indian Express (06 February, 2024) Kerala Budget: No plan is the best plan KERALA: Amid a deep financial crisis, Finance Minister KN Balagopal on Monday presented the budget for […]
February 5, 2024

Unclarity in the Budget on Foreign University Announcement | Kerala Buidget 2024-24 | Anu Anna Jo | Asianet News

Anu Anna Jo, Senior Associate at CPPR, discusses the Kerala State Budget 2024-25 at the Asianet News Program. Views expressed by the author are personal and need not reflect or represent the views of the Centre for Public Policy Research.
February 5, 2024

പരിഷ്കരണ നടപടികൾ ഊർജിതമാക്കാൻ കേരളവും

News Published on Kerala Kaumudi Newspaper കൊച്ചി: കേരളത്തെ വളർച്ചയുടെ പുതിയ ഉയരങ്ങളിലേക്ക് നയിക്കാനായി സാമ്പത്തിക പരിഷ്കരണ നടപടികൾ ഇന്ന് ധനമന്ത്രി കെ.എൻ ബാലഗോപാൽ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ബഡ്‌ജറ്റിൽ ഉണ്ടാകുമെന്നാണ് ധനകാര്യ വിദഗ്ദ്ധർ പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നത്. കടുത്ത സാമ്പത്തിക വിഷമതകളിലൂടെ നീങ്ങുന്ന സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ മികച്ച വളർച്ചയിലേക്ക് മടക്കികൊണ്ടുവരാൻ വിവിധ മേഖലകളിൽ ഘടനാപരമായ മാറ്റങ്ങൾ വരുത്താൻ ഇന്ന് ധനമന്ത്രി അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്ന […]
February 1, 2024

Union Budget prioritizes women | Union Budget 2024 | Channel Discussion | Anu Maria Francis

Anu Maria Francis, Senior Associate at CPPR, participates in the Janam TV debate on the Union Budget 2024. Views expressed by the author are personal and need not reflect or represent the views of the Centre for Public Policy Research.
January 31, 2024

Govt panel wants 60% of Ekm dist to be given ‘urban area’ tag

CPPR Chairman D Dhanuraj commented in the news published on Times of India (31 January, 2024) KOCHI: The consultation committee, set up by state as per a HC order to form the Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) for systematic urban planning […]
January 29, 2024

Kerala’s population begins to decline, How will migration change the future of Kerala?

A majority of Kerala youths who prefer popular destinations, including UK, Canada, Germany, USA, and Australia, to migrate for studies are from families earning less than Rs 5 lakh annually. Despite financial challenges, migration is feasible for many, largely owing […]
January 22, 2024

Youth Likes UK, Is This a New Migration Chapter?

A majority of Kerala youths who prefer popular destinations, including UK, Canada, Germany, USA, and Australia, to migrate for studies are from families earning less than Rs 5 lakh annually. Despite financial challenges, migration is feasible for many, largely owing […]
January 19, 2024

Sardar K M Panikkar Memorial Talk

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, in partnership with Cochin Shipyard Limited, organised a memorial talk titled ‘The Maritime Legacy of Sardar K M Panikkar and India’s Maritime Identity.’ The event commemorated the legacy of Sardar K M Panikkar, reminisce […]