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August 14, 2018

IPTs in an Integrated Urban Transport System

In a populous country like India, integration of Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) with the mass transit systems is essential considering the steep rise in demand and the haphazard growth of the urban transport sector in India. Read more on ‘IPTs […]
August 13, 2018

Rural, Private Clinics Big Contributors to Health care

75 per cent of the population in Kerala goes to private medical institutions for treatment. Three-fourths of people rely on small clinics, nursing homes and hospitals. These play a major role, especially in rural areas,” comments Sara John, CPPR Senior […]
August 10, 2018

Foreign Liquor in Kerala: A Story of Deceit?

The liquor trade in Kerala has always remained politically directed with little or no choice for consumers. Political decisions have shaped the trade for several decades. Business can thrive only when entrepreneurs are free to decide what benefits them most. […]
August 2, 2018

The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems

With the rapidly changing service industries inculcating innovation and flexibility, a crucial segment that has been sidelined, almost rendered invisible by policy makers has been the feeder services sector. Read more on ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems‘, […]
July 30, 2018

Working women in Kerala need beneficial laws

Though the amended Shops and Commercial Establishments Act is a welcome move for working women in Kerala, there are teething problems that still need to be resolved at the earliest. To know more read CPPR Senior Project Associate, Sara John’s […]
July 26, 2018

Congress’s ‘Hug Diplomacy & Eye Wink’ move: In the wake of 2019 General Elections

In the wake of 2019 General Elections,  the expert panel discusses Congress’s ‘Hug diplomacy&  Eye-wink’ move in  Parliament Monsoon session 2018. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts in the panel makes the prognosis on Congress- BJP political scenario in next […]
July 23, 2018

Potholes & traffic make driving in the city a torment

A news story on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR’s study which pinpointed the uneconomical vehicle speeds caused by the bad condition of roads in the city. Click on the link to read the detailed news story:  Potholes & traffic make driving in the city […]
July 13, 2018

Amendments in the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960 seems favorable for women, but it can be counterproductive to their employment opportunities.

“The amended act seems favorable for women, but it can be counterproductive to their employment opportunities.”, comments Sara John, Senior Project Associate, CPPR on the recent amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960. Read more at the article […]
July 11, 2018

CPPR Media Mention: Proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960

Media mention on CPPR’s draft of proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments ,published in The New Indian Express, Kochi Edition on 11th July 2018. In the story titled “Shopping after 8? Wait…” CPPR Chairman Dr. D Dhanuraj […]
June 27, 2018

Nimish Sany , CPPR Research Assistant critiques on the financial performance of PSEs in Kerala

In the news story titled ‘Among PSEs, Bevco alone contributes 97.3 per cent to Kerala’s coffers’  published by The New Indian Express on 26th June, CPPR Research Assistant Nimish Sany comments on the reality of PSE’s in Kerala.  Nimish , critiques […]
June 14, 2018
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Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit

Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit in his oped “Uchakoodiyudae Bhavi” published in Mathrubhumi Newspaper on 13th June.
June 5, 2018

Pushing the need to revive public spaces; The Times of India, June 5, 2018

by Deepika Jayaram While rapid urbanisation seems to move at a relentless and inevitable pace, environmentalists have been stressing on the need for a sustainable model of development and even launching movements and agitations towards achieving this goal. Though a […]
May 14, 2018

Qualitative improvement sought in public transport; The Hindu, May 14, 2018

By John L. Paul | The Hindu | May 14, 2018 Transportation experts lay stress on comfort, safety, and crew behaviour Qualitative improvement in comfort and safety levels must go hand in hand with awareness programmes to popularise bus services […]
May 8, 2018

Metro launches revamped cycle sharing project

The Hindu | Staff Reporter | May 8, 2018 50 cycles at 8 stations; free biking up to 100 hours a month It may have misfired in the first attempt, but that hasn’t stopped Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) from […]
May 5, 2018

More votaries now for public transport

Collector travels by metro, bus to office on Public Transport Day The rising public support for the monthly Public Transport Day in Kochi saw a host of senior government functionaries commute by public transport and bicycles to work and back on Friday. […]
April 20, 2018

First Friday of every month will be ‘Public Transport Day’ in Kochi; The New Indian Express, April 20, 2018

   The New Indian Express | April 20, 2018 KOCHI: Starting May 4 this year, the city will observe the first Friday of every month as the ‘Public Transport Day’. The initiative undertaken by the city-based Centre for Public Policy […]
April 20, 2018

Citizens demand better facilities for pedestrians; The Times of India, April 20, 2018

Times News Network | April 20, 2018 KOCHI: The civil society groups in Kochi have urged city authorities and nodal transport agencies like Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) to improve pedestrian road infrastructure and encourage people to migrate to public […]
April 9, 2018

NH widening set for a rocky ride; The Times of India, April 9, 2018

KOCHI: Widening of national highways (NH) has once again hit a roadblock with state and central government agencies passing the buck on who will foot the bill. The latest twist in the tale is Centre’s letter which states that the land value […]
February 15, 2018

Watch Live Streaming of Interactive session on “Future of of Parliamentary Democracy”

Centre for Public Policy Research hosting Shri NK Premachandran MP and The Parliamentary Delegation from CPA UK for a interactive session on “Future of of Parliamentary Democracy”
February 13, 2018

Welcome to Ernakulam,how do you do?; The New Indian Express, February 12, 2018

KOCHI: While Ernakulam district has witnessed the highest number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in Kerala over the years, recent studies by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) unveiled serious discrepancies in the data released by the Kerala Tourism […]