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June 27, 2019

Immediate challenges for Modi 2.0 in infrastructure sector

The market expects that the Union Budget will revive the tax-free infrastructure bonds schemes. Given the status of the economy, it is important that the financing options other than from the government should be encouraged. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election […]
June 19, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges

The second term brings lots of challenges both in the economic and security domain By Gazi Hassan and Muneeb Yousuf A resounding election victory with the largest mandate given to Narendra Modi has once again opened the possibility of changing […]
May 25, 2019

Manoramma News: Discussion on Lok Sabha Election 2019 Result

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion analysing the Lok Sabha Election 2019 results. This discussion was aired on the Manoramma News Channel on May 24, 2019.
May 24, 2019

Manoramma News: Lok Sabha Election 2019 Result Discussion

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion on results of the Lok Sabha Election 2019
May 23, 2019

CHINMAYA VISHWAVIDYAPEETH ANNOUNCES 3 NEW PG PROGRAMMES – THE HINDU

May 20, 2019

Kochi: Demand for riverside properties dips

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The Times of India on the recent incident where Supreme Court had ordered demolition of four apartment complexes in the city citing violation of CRZ norms Properties developed […]
April 27, 2019

Relevance of Public Policy Education

*The news story published in Malayala Manoramma on the two year MA in Public Policy and Governance introduced by The Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at its Kochi campus.
April 25, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Kochi’s overwhelming response shows the way for other cities

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The New Indian Express on the high number of voting in the city KOCHI: Kochi showed the way for other big cities in south India with a huge voter […]
April 24, 2019

Manorama News Counter Point | Will high voters turnout create a wave in Kerala? | ഉയർന്ന പോളിങ്; കേരളത്തില്‍ ഒരു തരംഗമുയര്‍ന്നോ?

Kerala witnessed high number of voters turnout, will this create a wave in the Lok Sabha Election results? CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News channel’s Counter Point.
April 11, 2019

A constitutional aspiration

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news story published in the Deccan Herald on the issue related to water crisis in the country is yet to find a headway in the elections. In a way, an election to […]
April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
April 2, 2019

Desalination plants, a plan far from reality

*The news story published in The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on how desalination plants are capital intensive and we will have to mobilize huge funds for setting up such plants. KOCHI: At a time […]
April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
March 26, 2019

Asianet Cover Story: Tom Vadakan’s entry to BJP | ടോം വടക്കനും ബിജെപിയിൽ

Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR talks about the need for transparency in electoral funding on Cover Story in Asianet News Channel.  He highlights that the funding details of political parties are clear pointers to their political agendas and economic […]
March 25, 2019

Time to turn around Kerala’s loss-making PSUs: Paul Antony

Cutting non-plan expenditure can solve fiscal crisis’ There is an urgent need to turn around Kerala’s loss-making Public Sector Undertakings by strengthening them with a qualified board of directors and through hard budget restrictions. Public-private partnership could be a way […]
March 25, 2019

Media Mentions: CPPR study on ‘Cold Storage’ quoted in India Today

According to a 2016 report by the Centre for Public Policy Research, titled ‘Government Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector’, 18 per cent of the country’s fruit and vegetable produce perishes in the absence of proper storage facilities. Just […]
March 25, 2019

Who is going to bell the cat?

The black money trail in election campaigns has been a widely discussed topic in India over the decades. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has shared its concerns about the role played by big corporate houses, anonymous donors and foreign […]
March 25, 2019

Poll funding not so transparent

Western theorists, especially economists, argue that certain corrupt, rent-seeking activities can be labelled ‘productive activities’ and need not be condemned. Political parties have been the original source of corruption and responsible for the highest amount of corruption. In India, political […]
March 24, 2019

Call for sustainable revenue mobilization

KOCHI: Experts called for a sustainable and practical way for fund mobilization in the aftermath of the August deluge that ravaged the state.  The demand was put forth at the two-day international round table ‘Vikasarth’ on ‘Rebuilding Kerala economy: Time […]
March 24, 2019

Two-day ‘Vikasarth Roundtable’ on Kerala economy concludes

KOCHI: The two-day ‘Vikasarth Roundtable’ discussing ‘Rebuilding the Kerala Economy: Time for a paradigm shift?’ concluded in Kochi on Saturday. The roundtable was organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), […]