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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 […]
July 2, 2015

Out of Record Books, Open to Exploitation, Hindu, July 1st 2015

News writeup on Migrant Labours, by Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, in Hindu on, July 1st 2015.   If police reports on recent raids were to be believed, flesh trade aimed at inter-State migrant workers seems to be gaining ground […]
June 17, 2015

Private investment in higher education: Challenges and Scepticism, Governance Now

Private investment in higher education: Challenges and Scepticism Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have maximum number of Private Universities. In Uttar Pradesh alone, out of the 21 private universities in the state, politicians have an active stake in the management of […]
June 15, 2015

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans, The Hindu; June 15th

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans Mode of financing yet to be finalised The Hindu, June 15th, 2015 Uncertainty over the mode of financing the second phase development works of Vyttila mobility hub persists, even as […]
May 18, 2015

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore; Deccan Chronicle, 17th May

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore DC CORRESPONDENT | May 17, 2015 KOCHI: The appraisal report of the City Development Plan (CDP) submitted by Kochi Corporation provides a glimpse of the lackadaisical approach of the mandarins of the local […]
May 13, 2015

Whose Shame is it Anyway? Indian Express, May 11

Whose Shame is it Anyway? Indian Express, May 11 By: Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava We are a country of committees, cinema and cricket. Our answer to any problem is to launch a never-ending inquiry. The rest of our time is either spent […]
April 11, 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylanes, Times of India, 9th April 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylane Apr 09 2015 : The Times of India (Kochi) As city road improvement project initiated by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) progresses, the Kochi corporation gears up to take forward plans for […]
April 1, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- CPPR and Biennale

Biennale seminar calls for lending aesthetics to urban spaces metrokerala on March 23, 2015 Kochi, Mar 23: The Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) has not only brought cutting-edge contemporary art to Kochi, but helped revive this once-buzzing port town by infusing its sleepy […]
March 24, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- A fusion of creativity and reality

The First Urban Space Dialogue in Kerala organised by Centre for Public Policy Research Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) in partnership with Kochi Muzuris Biennale Foundation (KMB) turned out to be a fusion of creativity and reality as artists, architects […]
March 10, 2015

Press Coverage: International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’

The two day Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’ was organised in a crucial time given the significant developments brought by President Obama’s visit to India recently. The Conference was inaugurated by former NSA Mr. MK Narayanan and witnessed […]
February 25, 2015

Getting the Railways back on track

In this article, Roshni Rajiv puts forward eight suggestions to reform the current rail structure in tune with the needs of the 21st century* Indian Railways is more than 150 years old and has played a vital role in the […]
February 3, 2015

Government is a spoilsport

By, Rahul V Kumar/ Sibin Sabu* Summary: Sports federations are seedy political fiefdoms. Corporates can inject funds, accountability and popular appeal India’s growth story in sports has always been difficult to comprehend. How did a nation of 1.3 billion become […]
December 22, 2014

Autonomics- The Economics behind Autorickshaw, The Hindu

AUTONOMICS Based on a series in The Hindu Newspaper dated November 15, 2014 AJAI SREEVATSAN PTI Chennai’s auto woes may not be a simple pricing problem, but a system problem. What is the economics behind the autorickshaw trade in Chennai? […]