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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 […]
November 28, 2015

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised, Indian Express, 21st November

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised By Express News Service 21st November 2015 KOCHI: “If the government fails to ensure quality life for the marginalised sections of society, the country will land in trouble in the long run,” Ajay Mathur, […]
October 29, 2015

Vehicle density in Kerala, Mathrubhumi, 22 October 2015

    Dr D Dhanuraj Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research says the increase in number of private vehicles in road shows the shift in people’s use of private vehicles over public transport vehicles.
September 30, 2015

‘Thattukadas’ need space in Kochi, Deccan Chronicle, September 30, 2015

‘Thattukadas’ need space in Kochi Even as the city corporation is in the process of preparing the Smart City project proposal, a section of civic experts has stressed  the need for a proper policy  to regularise street food vendors, an […]
September 25, 2015

Is your money well spent? The Hindu, September 23rd, 2015

Is your money well-spent? Urban general household expenditure has dropped by 2.08 per cent to Rs. 15,789 per month in 2015 against National Sample Survey (2011-12) putting State-level general household expenditure at Rs. 16,125, says a survey of consumption and […]
September 18, 2015

Urban local bodies need more teeth, Times of India, September 14th, 2015

Urban local bodies need more teeth Times of India, 14th September 2015 KOCHI: The Centre had asked state governments to strengthen urban schemes before they launched smart cities, Amrut and housing for all by 2022 projects. Union urban development minister […]
September 3, 2015

Majority of Commuters Express Dissatisfaction over Boat Service, Metro Manorama 1st September, 2015

  Metro Manorama 1st September 2015 In Ernakulam district, more than 13,000 people use ferry service. In the study conducted by CPPR around fifty-six per cent of the passengers expressed their dissatisfaction with the quality of the ferry service. Presently […]
August 13, 2015

Meet on Vytilla Hub to focus on funding mode, The Hindu; August 11th 2015

Meet on Vytilla Hub to focus on funding mode The Hindu; August 11th 2015 With public-private participation the ‘dominant option’ doing the rounds for the Rs 430-crore second phase development works of Vyttila Mobility Hub (VMH), Wednesday’s executive committee meeting […]
August 11, 2015

‘China Not for Conflict With Neighbours’, Indian Express, 11th August 2015

‘China Not for Conflict With Neighbours’ By Express News Service, 11th August 2015 KOCHI: At a time when reports are doing rounds regarding the tension prevailing between India and China over the latter’s deployment of submarines in the Indian Ocean, Chinese […]
August 5, 2015

Pavements ‘too high’ for pedestrians in NCR, Hindustan Times, 25 July 2015

Madhu S, Director (Projects), Centre for Public Policy Research, comments in Hindustan Times about the condition of pavements for pedestrians in India     Footpaths missing in most localities, and those on main roads with heavy traffic are so high, people […]
July 29, 2015

Vyttila Mobility Hub is much more than a bus stand, Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015

D. Dhanuraj, chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), writes about the Vytilla Mobility Hub, How it is much more than a bus stand, in Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015     The Vytilla Mobility hub should be treated as […]
July 27, 2015

FDA Tightens Restrictions on Indian Pharmaceutical Imports, Heartlander Magazine

  FDA Tightens Restrictions on Indian Pharmaceutical Imports   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tightened checks on its approval process for India’s $15 billion a year drug industry, which is still rebuilding its image in its largest […]
July 20, 2015

Community policing for migrant labourers, The Hindu, 20th July 2015

Soon, the cops in Ernakulam rural district will start regularly visiting the camps of inter-state labourers and interacting with them in their native language. In view of the rising number of crimes involving migrant labourers in and around Perumbavoor—the hub […]