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June 20, 2016

The Temporary Permanence of Alcohol Prohibition?; The Indian Economist, June 16, 2016

Prohibition as a public policy is being experimented once again across states in India. Alcohol prohibition (leading to complete ban) is becoming a popular political instruments to woo voters. This is hence the best period to further examine the policy […]
June 10, 2016

LSGs lag in revenue generation: study; The Hindu, 10th June, 2016

  ‘More freedom needed for local bodies to implement development projects’ KOCHI, June 10, 2016 | K.A. MARTIN Local self-government institutions in the State do not generate enough money on their own to implement plans and projects as agents of change […]
June 4, 2016

A farce called Bus Day; The Hindu, 4th June 2016

The Hindu|June 4, 2016 05:35 IST |M.P. PRAVEEN The city will celebrate yet another Bus Day on June 6, but the question remains whether the concept, which was launched with much fanfare in 2010, has met its stated objectives As […]
June 2, 2016

What should be Kerala Finance Minister Isaac’s top priorities? Experts speak out; The News Minute, 1st June 2016

E-governance, tax administration, encouragement for the startup ecosystem were some of the top priorities they identified. TNM Staff| Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 11:10 The new LDF government in Kerala rode into power on the promise of “setting things right”, […]
May 30, 2016

Akhilesh Yadav or Arvind Kejriwal can be prime ministerial face of opposition in 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Says CPPR chairman Dr. D. Dhanuraj; Global Recorder, 29th May 2016

Global Recorder |Sunday, 29 May 2016 1.   It is difficult to reach a consensus to project Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as prime ministerial candidate of the opposition. It depends on the stability and delivery of good governance in the next few years […]
May 27, 2016

Five tasks that await the new LDF government in Kerala; livemint, 23rd May 2016

The new LDF govt in Kerala will have to battle corruption and deal with an empty treasury among other tasks LiveMint | Last Modified: Mon, May 23 2016. 04 38 PM IST | By Nidheesh M.K.  Bengaluru: A new government will […]
May 25, 2016

National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala; Deccan Chronicle, 25th May 2016

                        National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala KOCHI: The order of the National Green Tribunal’s special circuit bench in Kochi  banning  diesel vehicles older than […]
May 24, 2016

More than one lakh voters opt for NOTA in Kerala Polls; The New Indian Express, 23rd May 2016

More than one lakh voters opt for NOTA in Kerala Polls   By Anilkumar T | Express News Service Published: 23rd May 2016 01:59 AM KOCHI: while the joy of victory and pain of defeat are perhaps yet to sink […]
May 18, 2016

Polling numbers are in, Chennai, T’Puram fare badly again; The News Minute, May 16th 2016

Polling numbers are in, Chennai, T’Puram fare badly again The only trend that seems to have remained constant TNM Staff| Monday, May 16, 2016 – 22:20 As voter turnout figures in the Kerala and Tamil Nadu Assembly elections were reported […]
May 16, 2016

Does campaign indicate who will form the next government? | Manorama News; 14th May, 2016

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research; discuss about the upcoming Kerala assembly election 2016 on Counter Point, Manorama News.
May 11, 2016

Bihar Now A Dry State; CNBC TV 18, 5th April 2016

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research; discussing the liquor ban in Bihar in CNBC TV 18 on 5th April 2016.   Facts  shown at the discussion were taken from our study on Liberalization of Alcohol Sector.   […]
April 23, 2016

Experts Brainstorm on State Economy, The New Indian Express, April 23, 2016

Experts Brainstorm on State Economy KOCHI:  The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) on Friday organised a roundtable discussion on ‘Role of the State Machinery in Kerala’s Economy.’ The primary objectives of the discussion, which was attended by experts, was […]
April 23, 2016

State Urged to Simplify Land Laws, The New Indian Express, April 21, 2016

    State Urged to Simplify Land Laws KOCHI: Fort Kochi Sub Collector S Suhas on Wednesday made a strong pitch for simplifying the state’s land laws as well as updating the existing system, while pointing out that the need […]
April 2, 2016

Getting even with odds, The Week

Usually at odds with Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal kept his differences aside while writing to the prime minister last month, seeking his help in implementing the odd-even traffic rule in the capital. The rule—whereby cars with even-numbered […]
March 31, 2016

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary

Green Rules Need to be Simplified: Kerala Industries Principal Secretary By Express News Service Published: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM Last Updated: 13th March 2016 04:36 AM KOCHI:  The rules pertaining to environmental clearance for facilitating industrial projects have been […]
February 9, 2016

Times Interactive on ‘Gold VAT Conundrum and its impact on Kerala’

Dr. Martin Patrik, Chief Economist, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), expresses his concerns at the ‘Times Initiative’ organised by The Times of India on the ‘Gold VAT Conundrum and its impact on Kerala’ : “Rationalise the rate of tax … the […]
February 1, 2016

Kerala should discard its redundant laws, says CS, The Times of India, January 23,2016

Kerala should discard its redundant laws, says CS KOCHI: Kerala should discard redundant laws to become a business-friendly state while people should change their negative mindset on making profits, said said Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson. He was speaking at […]
January 11, 2016

Is There a Government in State, Asks DGP Jacob Thomas, The New Indian Express, 8th January 2016

KOCHI: In an apparent dig at the UDF Government, DGP Jacob Thomas on Thursday asked  whether there was a government in Kerala. Delivering the 11th quarterly lecture on ‘Governance and Accountability’ organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) […]
December 29, 2015

Podcast on Paris Climate Change agreement (COP21) : Vinny Davis, Managing Associate CPPR-CSS

This is a podcast narrating the recently concluded agreement on climate change held at Paris. There has been a lot of euphoria over the 21st conference of parties which intended to create a global mechanism to combat climate change. The […]
November 30, 2015

Is Prohibition The Best Way To Fight Alcohol? CNBC TV 18, 26th November 2015

    Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman Centre for Public Policy Research, was interviewed on 26th November via telephone by Ms Shereen Bhan from CNBC TV 18 on Ban of Alcohol in Bihar.   Facts  shown at the discussion were taken […]