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May 11, 2020

First case among returnees puts Ernakulam back on COVID map

CPPR Senior Fellow, Rijo John, comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. Ernakulam district reported its first case of Covid-19 infection in a month on Friday when a 30-year-old woman tested positive. It is a fresh […]
May 11, 2020

Kochi – Kozhikode in One and a half hours: Is Kerala ready for semi-high speed rail project?

One of the most ambitious projects in Kerala, the Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Semi High Speed Rail is likely to be considered and approved by the cabinet in the coming days. In this context, Praseeda Mukundan, Senior Research Associate and Aiswarya […]
May 8, 2020

Ground report from Kerala / State’s economy depends on the money coming from abroad, migrants send 60 thousand crores every year, their return will have direct effect on economy

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in Dainik Bhasker on May 7, 2020 Kerala is ready to welcome its migrants. Today, the first flight with the passenger will reach Kerala. Since the day the online registration for migrants […]
May 4, 2020

Interview: D. Dhanuraj, Founder chairman of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

By  Annapoorna Ravichander The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is an independent public policy organisation dedicated to in-depth research and scientific analysis with the objective of delivering actionable ideas that could transform society. CPPR is based in Kochi, Kerala State, […]
May 3, 2020

The WHO’s Failures Are a Red Herring. A 2005 Pact Is the Real Problem

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 2, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The WHO has come under widespread scrutiny for a few valid and many invalid reasons. The major criticisms that have been […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]
April 27, 2020

CPPR Runner up for the Asia Liberty Awards 2020

Centre for Public Policy Research became the runners up for the 2020 Asia Liberty Award instituted by the Atlas Network, a global network of more than 475 think tanks, for our Project on Kerala Shops and Establishments act  to liberalize […]
April 27, 2020

How Kerala is feeding its 3.48 crore residents, migrants amid the COVID-19 lockdown

Study done by CPPR The PDS Systemin Kerala:A Review quoted in a article published in The Caravan. Abdul Nasar, the proprietor of a fair-price shop in Mullurkara, a sleepy village in Kerala’s Thrissur district, has been unusually busy in recent […]
April 25, 2020

Covid cases from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka new worry for Kerala

CPPR Senior Fellow, Dr Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the sudden increase of infected people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka crossing borders and entering Kerala. He said unlike Kerala, most […]
April 22, 2020

Will COVID-19 Shift the Power Balance in the Middle East?

The coronavirus, relentlessly spreading and rampaging across the globe, will have an enormous impact on the region of the Middle East which is already embroiled in multiple problems including a series of conflicts, sectarian violence, economic crises, refugee problem and […]
April 21, 2020

News report in Madhyamam on the condition of bus operator

After 27 days of lockdown, the bus operators have accumulated losses close to 65 crore. Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research- Kochi shares his thoughts in Madhyamam on the need to conduct a study on the number […]
April 18, 2020

Monsoon woes likely for Kochi as flood mitigation measures remain incomplete

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute related to Operation Breakthrough, a project to tackle Kochi’s urban flooding. He says Kochi’s urbanisation and unscientific construction, including the drainage system, is the basic reason […]
April 17, 2020

It’s time to reboot Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. The pandemic-induced lockdown has proved to be a boon for nature with clearer skies, lower levels of air pollution and animals with a free rein. […]
April 17, 2020

Lockdown: KMRL suspends Metro services till May 3

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has suspended Metro services after the Centre extended the lockdown till May 3. The Metro agency said that all services […]
April 10, 2020

How Geographical Mapping Is Helping India In Its Fight Against COVID-19

From contact tracing to creating buffer zones around #COVID19 clusters, India is using mapping and location-tracking technology to fight the pandemic. Maps have been used to assess and tackle diseases at least since the 1850 cholera outbreak in London. IndiaSpend looks at […]
April 6, 2020

Kerala moves past overseas threat, but fight is not over yet

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo John comments in a article published in The New Indaian Express on the COVID 19 Is the worst over for Kerala? While that maybe too early to say, though the number of fresh Covid-19 cases  daily […]
April 2, 2020

Time right for fresh survey of guest workers, say experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India on the guest workers in Kerala. He comments “This is a golden opportunity to improve their living standards. We can also conduct a survey to […]
March 31, 2020

Kerala to monitor all deaths to check community spread

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Rijo M John comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on COVID-19. KOCHI: In Perhaps the biggest exercise to be undertaken in Kerala since the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Department has decided to monitor […]
March 25, 2020

The Changing World Order Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

The Cornonavirus is on a rampage, relentlessly spreading beyond China—where it was initially detected—and engulfing most parts of the globe including Japan and South Korea in Far East, countries in Southeast Asia, Europe, West Asia,  and North, Central and South […]
March 20, 2020

Discussion on COVID 19 in Manorama News

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of a discussion in the Manorama News channel on COVID 19 and it’s impact on the country. The discussion was aired on March 19, 2020.
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