April 15, 2024

EP 11 | Policy Beyond Borders | Delving into India-UAE Economic Partnership: Exploring CEPA and BIT

This episode of Policy Beyond Borders with Dr Meena Singh Roy endeavours to unravel the multifaceted dimensions of India-UAE economic relations, exploring pivotal agreements like the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and the recently signed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)  and […]
April 15, 2024

Nuclear Power: How India’s Beaches Can Unlock a Nuclear-powered Future

Kerala and Odisha, home to golden beaches, collectively harbour over 70% of India’s thorium deposits. This vast resource is poised to fuel India’s indigenous nuclear power program. India’s Indigenous Prototype Fast Breeder Nuclear Reactor (PFBR) and abundant thorium reserves hold […]
April 11, 2024


Decoding Indian National and State Elections 2024 “Decoding the Polls” is an enlightening endeavour crafted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) to provide a holistic understanding of the Indian electoral process.  From in-depth articles to thought-provoking podcasts and […]
April 8, 2024

Make better public transport a poll promise

For many decades now, the bus transport sector in India has not received sufficient attention and support from the Union government As India gears up for another general election, political parties are actively engaged in releasing their manifestos. Despite being […]
April 8, 2024

EP 59 | Insights into Change: Recent Trends in India’s Female Labour Force Participation | Policy Beyond Politics

In the 2023 annual Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), India saw an advancement in its ranking, now positioned at 127 out of 146 countries, marking an improvement of eight places compared to the previous year. However, […]
April 8, 2024

Spearheading Climate Action and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks

As global leaders have charted out new roadmaps for climate action in COP28, climate finance holds immense relevance. PM Narendra Modi, during his address at the big climate event, emphasised boosting climate financing and highlighted the role of multilateral development […]
April 5, 2024

Unlocking the Potential of Municipal Financing in India

With a substantial section of the population moving to cities in quest of better opportunities and higher living standards, urbanisation is drastically changing the landscape of India. Local governments in India face both opportunities and challenges as a result of […]
April 5, 2024

Stakeholder Consultation on Homestays and Abkari Policy 2023-24 in Kerala

The Abkari Policy 2023–24 aims to relax the toddy regulations, allowing three star and above hotels and resorts to serve freshly tapped toddy from their premises to guests during peak tourist seasons. The policy, however, has not included homestays within […]
April 1, 2024

Enhancing Connectivity and Economic Growth in India’s Northeast through Collaborative Initiatives with Taiwan

Key Takeaways Collaboration between Taiwan and India in various sectors, facilitated by India’s Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme under the initiative of the Act East Policy, holds the potential to enhance the global supply chain. This collaboration not only boosts economic […]
March 28, 2024

Resolving the India-Sri Lanka fishing dispute

The prolonged dispute over fishing rights around Kachchatheevu Island in Palk Bay has been a source of tension between India and Sri Lanka for many years. The recent protests by Sri Lankan fishermen from Jaffna, Mullaitivu, and Mannar districts against […]
March 28, 2024

Policy Recommendations to Key Issues in Kerala’s Urbanisation

Urban spaces are essential elements of contemporary cities. As urban populations continue to grow, projections indicate a significant increase in the demand for urban spaces in the coming years. As per the UN projections, over two-thirds of the global population […]
March 22, 2024

EP 03 | Policy Beyond Mobility | Are Electric Vehicles a viable alternative?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are making waves in India. The Indian government has shown a strong commitment to promoting EVs. Programmes such as the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) and the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) […]
March 20, 2024

Addressing Climate Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific Region through India-Australia Partnership

The security, economy and social stability of the large and vital Indo-Pacific area are all significantly impacted by the impending dangers posed by climate change. The growing threat to climate security in the Indo-Pacific region is posing challenges for Australia […]
March 19, 2024

Voter Awareness and Literacy Among Youth: A Study of College Electoral Literacy Clubs in Thiruvananthapuram

Since India’s first election in 1951, the electorate has made significant progress. In 2019, voter turnout reached an all-time high at 67.4%, with a remarkable gender parity. Several factors contributed to this achievement, including the introduction of SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ […]
March 14, 2024

Tobacco control — here’s an alternative agenda for India on harm reduction

India, in its act of imposing a ban on e-cigarettes in 2019, failed to make the distinction between the different classes of products. While in the finance bill of 2021, the government acknowledged the distinction between traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and […]