In the News

January 23, 2018

Modi govt’s neglect of agriculture and education sectors contributing to rising inequality: expert; National Herald, January 22, 2018

By DHAIRYA MAHESHWARI | National  Herald | January 22nd 2018 “PM Modi’s pet experiment of demonetisation has worsened the already bad economic inequality in India, as 85 per cent of our workforce is in the informal sector,” Dr D Dhanuraj […]
January 22, 2018

Transport Strike Part 2 in South India; The Lede, January 21, 2018

By Rejimon Kuttappan | JANUARY 21, 2018 | The Lede After Tamil Nadu, pensioners of the Kerala transport Corporation are demanding their unpaid pensions and other dues which have been pending for months now Muraleedharan K, a retired mechanic from the […]
January 9, 2018

Public Policy Research moots night shopping; Deccan Chronicle, January 5, 2018

BY Smitha N | Deccan Chronicle | Jan 5, 2018 Kochi: The Kochi-based think-tank, Centre for Public Policy Research,  will submit a proposal to the state government seeking  steps to amend the  laws to promote night shopping, especially in cities like Kochi. […]
January 2, 2018

A New Year gift to city; The Hindu, January 2, 2018

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Jan 2, 2018 UMTA to facilitate seamless integration of transport modes The Cabinet approval to the Kerala Metropolitan Transport Authority Bill on Monday turned out to be a New Year gift to Kochi as it is […]
December 18, 2017

India and the Quadrilateral

                      The Quadrilateral or Quad, an international grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US that was in limbo for 10 years, recently met ahead of the East Asia Summit in Manila […]
December 2, 2017

Flyover design on PWD website soon; The Hindu, December 1, 2017

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Dec 1, 2017 The design and details of the proposed six-lane Vyttila flyover will be published on the Public Works Department (PWD) website in a week. It is to allay doubts and fears in the minds […]
November 30, 2017

Vyttila flyover: Call intensifies for real-time traffic assessment; The New Indian Express, November 30, 2017

KOCHI: Any diversion plan without traffic mobility assessment will result in traffic chaos. Reiterating the point, various stakeholders say the same will happen at Vyttila if proper traffic assessment study is not carried out before the launch of the construction […]
November 28, 2017

Stakeholders question move to keep flyover blueprint under wraps; The New Indian Express, November 27, 2017

  By Express News Service | November 27, 2017 KOCHI: The actual reason which led to the deferment of the launch of  preparatory work of Vyttila flyover to December 11 from the originally scheduled November 25 remains shrouded in mystery, […]
November 27, 2017

Preparatory works for Vyttila flyover postponed; The Hindu, November 26, 2017

The Hindu| Staff Reporter| Nov 26,2017 Work on the proposed flyover at the busy Vyttila Junction seems to have started on a wrong note with a postponement of the preparatory works. It was earlier announced that the preparatory work would […]
November 25, 2017

Vytilla flyover design secret; Deccan Chronicle, November 25, 2017

DECCAN CHRONICLE.| SMITHA N |  Nov 25, 2017 KOCHI: Stakeholders including officers of the PWD, the implementing agency, were clueless on the design of the much awaited Vytilla flyover even on Friday, one day ahead of the launch of the works […]
November 22, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture, ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ to be delivered by Dr Jayaprakash Narayan

CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture, ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ to be delivered by Dr Jayaprakash Narayan (Social & Political Reformer and former IAS & MLA). Date & Time: November 22, 2017 | 5–7 pm Venue: Grand Hotel, Kochi. […]
October 30, 2017

Kochi’s realty sector yet to recover from demonetisation effect; The Times of India, October 30, 2017

T C Sreemol | TNN | Oct 30, 2017 Kochi: Demonetisation has hit the real estate industry in Kochi badly and there is a 26 % drop in land and flat transactions during post-demonetisation period. Between November 1, 2015 and October 31, […]
October 17, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR Office talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosts Muraleedharan Nair (China Expert & Formerly Indian Consul in China) for a talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’. Date & Time: October 17, 2017 | 5–7 pm Venue: CPPR […]
October 9, 2017

Metro earns highest revenue on Sundays, public holidays; The Times of India, October 8, 2017

Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Oct 8, 2017 KOCHI: For Kochi Metro, Sundays and public holidays are the biggest revenue earning days. According to information on passenger ticket collection received through Right to Information Act (RTI), the highest single day collection earned […]
October 3, 2017

മഴക്കുഴി നഗരങ്ങൾ (Waterlogged Cities), Nerkazhcha; Media One, October 1, 2017

What is wrong with the stormwater drainage system in our cities? The cities in Kerala are struggling with the overlapping power of the agencies involved and their lack of expertise. What our cities require are powerful city councils and parastatal […]
September 26, 2017

Country towards recession; Money News, Mathrubhumi News, September 24, 2017

India is on the cusp of a major financial meltdown that could throw its aspirations of becoming a superpower out of gear. What went wrong with the Indian economy? Watch Dr Martin Patrick (Chief Economic Advisor, CPPR) speak to ‘Money […]
September 26, 2017

Wake up! Night shopping is coming soon in Kerala, The New Indian Express; September 20, 2017

By Krishnachand K | Express News Service | 20th September 2017  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state government all set to amend the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act based on the new Model Shops and Establishment Act, 2016, night life is […]
September 12, 2017

Corporation to focus on public transport; The Times of India, September 11, 2017

Greeshma Gopal Giri | The Times of India | September  11, 2017 KOCHI: The corporation and other road owners in the city are struggling to scientifically widen and relay roads as the number of private vehicles are on the rise. […]
August 23, 2017

With amended Act, shops could be open 24/7; The Times of India, August 21, 2017

August 21 2017 | The Times of India (Kochi) | Sudha Nambudiri The state government is all set to amend the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments (KSCE) Act based on the new Model Shops and Establishment Act, 2016 introduced by the central government. […]
August 11, 2017

Accident hotspots pose a challenge to NMT plans; The Hindu, August 11, 2017

Mishaps take place mostly at intersections of major roads in areas close to city Staff Reporter| Kochi| August 11, 2017 Even as Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) proposes to promote non-motorised transport (NMT) along the metro corridor in a big […]