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June 15, 2020

Automobile sector gathers speed, new registrations show upward trend in Kerala

CPPR, Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments the boom in vehicle sales could hit the public transportation culture in the state in a news article published in The New Indian Express. Perhaps, it is the desire to own a new set […]
June 10, 2020

“Present trend shows the number of COVID cases will reach 6 lakhs by June end”

Dr Rijo M John, Senior fellow at CPPR was part of a discussion on COVID-19 in Asianet News malayalam news channel. He projects 6,00,000 COVID cases in India by June end. Testing rates must improve to keep pace with cases. This discussion […]
June 10, 2020

Online education ‘first bell’ started / school teacher became online celebrity in Kerala , 39 lakh people have seen their lecture on YouTube

CPPR Chairman Dr Dhanuraj comments in a article published in Dainik Bhaskar on the recently started ‘first bell’ online education. He says ” Online class cannot replace the actual class. The online courses have been accepted in higher education, but it […]
June 8, 2020

Kochiites continue to choke drains with waste, fatbergs

CPPR chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on the drainage issue of Kochi corporation. He says “we need to take all stakeholders into confidence and build a mechanism to address the issue,” […]
June 8, 2020

Why the One-Sided Evaluation Against WHO Will Undermine Science and Evidence

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 25, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations, Geneva, where the World Health Assembly usually meets. Photo: Tom Page/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA […]
June 4, 2020

‘Chandigarh fifth in Covid-19 deaths per million’

News article published in The Times of India on the COVID projections made by Dr Rijo M John, Senior Fellow at CPPR The city is fifth in the country for Covid-19 deaths per million till June 1, according to calculations […]
June 3, 2020

സൈക്കിൾ:പരിസ്ഥിതിക്കും മനുഷ്യനും

The first casualty of COVID-19 is the public transport sector. As social distancing norms are here to stay, private vehicles have come to rule the roads. Today as we celebrate the World Bicycle Day, Dr D Dhanuraj and Praseeda Mukundan […]
June 2, 2020

Rethinking Kerala Model of Development

With 59% of the state revenue dependent on just 4 items (petrol, alcohol, lottery and motor vehicles), Kerala is a dismal failure in public resource mobilization. In this article published in Madhyamam weekly, Senior Fellow Dr Jose Sebastian takes a […]
May 29, 2020

Nothing called safe travel in Covid times

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Rijo M John comments in news article published in The New Indian Express on the concerns of travelling during COVID times. He says “Social distancing is the key to safety while travelling, as the risk is […]
May 25, 2020

Small-scale fishers thrive under new pricing system

A study done by CPPR titled ‘Empowerment of Kerala’s fishermen: Need for change in the role of Matsyafed’ by Sara John and Nimmish Sany quoted in a news article published in The Times of India Harbour management societies floated to […]
May 25, 2020

The Gulf Boomerang: India’s Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in cover story published in the Outlook magazine on the stories about the return of lakhs of Non-Resident Keralites from the Middle-East only to stare at an uncertain future. He comments “Despite its love […]
May 21, 2020

Transfer powers of DMs to mayors to solve urban issues

One of the conditions laid down by the Centre for the state governments to increase their borrowing limit is to ‘bring in reforms to streamline the revenue of urban local bodies (ULBs)’. Though this has been in the discussion since […]
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Kerala changes tack, not to test expats after seven days

Senior Fellow at CPPR Dr Rijo M John, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the Kerala testing of returning expatriates. In a change from its earlier stand, Kerala seems to have decided not to test […]
May 20, 2020

Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced five tranches of economic stimulus under Atmanirbhar Bharat to save the ailing economy. The first tranche was comprehensive, and responsive to the plight of the Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The sector, contributing over 28 percent […]
May 19, 2020

Liquor price spiral impact runs deep in Kerala, poorest consumers hit hard

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Jose Sebastian comments in a news article published in The Hindu Business Line on the impact increasing the sales tax of liquor in Kerala. Shock varies across communities By raising sales tax on liquor up to […]
May 19, 2020

സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ്: അഞ്ചാം ഘട്ടവും ആശക്കൊത്തു ഉയർന്നില്ല | Economic Package: Fifth stage not upto standard

CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick writes in Manorama online (Malayalam News portal) on the fifth stage of govt’s Economic Package focuses announced by Finance Minister. ഇന്ത്യന്‍ സമ്പദ് വ്യവസ്ഥ സമീപകാലത്തെ ഏറ്റവുമധികം വെല്ലുവിളി നേരിടുന്ന സമയമാണിത്. വൻപ്രത്യാഘാതങ്ങളുണ്ടാകുമെന്ന തിരിച്ചറിവാണല്ലോ 20 ലക്ഷം കോടി രൂപയുടെ […]
May 18, 2020

What the Kerala government can do to revive inter-state bus service sector

Aiswarya Krishnan For many people, bus travel is the go-to option for last minute inter-state travel. But with the spread of coronavirus resulting in the national lockdown, the inter-state bus service sector is caught between a rock and hard place. […]
May 18, 2020

Preference for private vehicles may put pressure on Kochi traffic

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the increase in usage of private vehicles once the lockdown is over. He says “Public transport will be rarely used after lockdown. Since […]
May 15, 2020

രണ്ടാം ഘട്ട സാമ്പത്തിക പാക്കേജ് : നിങ്ങളുടെ കൈയിൽ പണമെത്തുമോ ? | Second Phase Financial Package: Will you get more money?

The second stage of govt’s Economic Package focuses on migrant labourers. But it does hardly enough to address their immediate woes. CPPR Chief Economist Dr Martin Patrick writes in Manorama online. This article was published in Manorama online on May […]
May 13, 2020

Economic Package: A Welcome Relief

Keeping in line with a global trend of offering an economic relief package with value close to 10-20% of GDP, Prime Minister announced a 20 lakh crore economic relief package for India. Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR analyses the […]
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