August 1, 2016

The intellectual dishonesty of God’s Own Country

  By D Dhanuraj and Deepthi Mary Mathew*   Kerala is in the grip of yet another controversy. Now, the debate is around the appointment of Dr.Gita Gopinath as economic advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan. The post of […]
July 18, 2016

The 24/7 Rule and the safety question

The Centre has placed the reform ball in states court pushing for a liberalised regime through the model Shops and Establishment Act to allow shops to open 24/7. PM Modi has already given a strong reasoning with his “if the […]
July 16, 2016

Effects of higher tariffs and discriminatory tax/duty levied on the growth of Man Made Fibre (MMF) industry in India

By Lekshmi R Nair and D Dhanuraj* Textile and garment industry with a market size of around US$ 3000 trillion in 2015, as per the data provided by Euler hermes.com, has served as a growth engine for many nations.    In […]
July 15, 2016
Brexit

BREXIT – A Climate of Political Uncertainties

The referendum in Britain to exit from the European Union revealed how an extended caveat of global warming – Syrian refugee crisis has indebted to the death knell for European Union’s stability as a united bloc. The refugee crisis in […]
July 14, 2016

Kerala Budget: More Political Than Economic?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew and D Dhanuraj* Even before presenting the first budget of the LDF government, Finance Minister Thomas Issac took an anticipatory bail by publishing a White Paper on the State’s finances. It portrayed the dismal condition of the […]
July 13, 2016

The Case of Taxing the Poor Burger in Kerala

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research, writes about the recently introduced fat tax by Finance Minister of Kerala in the Kerala Budget 2016-17. In this blog he asks the question of, how do we define […]
July 7, 2016

Awaiting the ruling on South China Sea

By Christi Thomas* The contending states in the South China Sea disputes are awaiting the verdict of the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration this month. The case was brought by the Philippines primarily concerning the legality of China’s “Nine-dash line”, […]
July 7, 2016

Budget Analysis

Tomorrow’s budget is expected to give pointers on the LDF government’s approach to tackling the fiscal challenges that the state is confronting with for the last two decades. The big question is whether the finance minister Dr. Thomas Isaac will […]
July 7, 2016

Bleeding PSUs: Why It’s Time To Retire Kerala’s White Elephants

   “It would be better if we paint the elephants white” commented veteran leader M V Raghavan on the state emblem during an assembly discussion in 1987. His remarks were on the basis of the report submitted by the Comptroller […]
June 28, 2016

Air Kerala – Why shouldn’t Kerala Government get into this business?

*By Dr D Dhanuraj & Lakshmi Priya Civil aviation industry of India India has been experiencing extraordinary growth in civil aviation over the past decade. It is now the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world, with a market […]
June 24, 2016

Citizens’ Involvement Essential for Efficient Waste Management in Cities

Mugdha Ghaisas, intern at CPPR, writes how it is the need of the hour that the elected representatives of the urban local bodies initiate a citizen-led participatory process for a efficient waste management in cities. Click here to read more about […]
June 23, 2016

Kerala panchayats performing better but not generating adequate funds: Study; The Times of India, Jun 15,2016

Sudha Nambudiri| TNN | Jun 15, 2016, 09.50 PM IST Kochi: Gram panchayats are performing better when compared to their performance three decades earlier but they are still not meeting expected standards in generating own funds with which they can […]
June 21, 2016

Khadi Sector – Longing for Reforms

By Dr Lekhsmi Nair & Dr D Dhanuraj* A recent report in the Times of India shows that the Khadi fabric and garments sales witnessed a 29 percent growth and crossed Rs 1,500 crore mark for the first time. Though […]
June 17, 2016

CPPR imparts training for Councillors on Effective Decentralised Governance through Participatory Engagement

A Workshop for Councillors of Cochin Corporation was organised by Centre for Public Policy Research on “Effective Decentralised governance through participatory approach” on 14th June 2016, Tuesday at Town Hall. The aim of the workshop was to orient the councillors […]
June 16, 2016

Interaction with Deepa M Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University

Interaction with Deepa M Ollapally , Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University at CPPR office Date:June 17, 2016, Friday; 12:00 pm onward […]