Centre for Urban Studies

January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]
January 23, 2015

A Critical Assessment of Forest Legislations in India

By, Dr. D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar In India, there is a huge demand for timber that is met largely through imports. State-led forest policies have been lax in meeting this requirement. This policy paper analyses the existing forestry […]
January 19, 2015

Assessing Impact of NITI Ayog Vs Planning Commission

By Devi Prasad IES* NITI Ayog is  a Government Think Tank. As such the depth, spread, durability and the  scope of its influence on public policy differs from that of the other Think Tanks. Its mandate is much wider than that of Korean […]
January 7, 2015
Trial and Error in Education Sector

The Never-Ending Process of Trial and Error in the Indian Education Sector

It will not be an exaggeration when I say, ‘the Union HRD Minister and her ministry are always caught in controversy’. The decision to end German Language learning in Kendriya Vidyalayas and impose Sanskrit in its position was imperious to […]
January 6, 2015
Land Acquisition Ordinance

Reformation Policy or Ploy: The Indian Government’s new Land Acquisition Ordinance

By Sarah Mary Stanley* Ordinance appears to be the watchword for the incumbent government as of late, with the most recent one inciting fervent debate over an extremely fragile issue. The recent ordinance passed by the government on the 29th […]
December 17, 2014

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal, The New Indian Express, 10th Dec

Motor Vehicle Law Applies Brakes on Shared Autorickshaw Proposal By Krishnachand K, Nidheesh M K and Anilkumar T Published: 10th December 2014 KOCHI: There is one barrier which is stopping Kochi from introducing share auto system and that is an amendment of […]
September 15, 2014

Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires, Times of India, September 15

  Times of India, 15th September KOCHI: Proposals in the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill are just what the doctor ordered and Kochi urgently needs to implement, according to transport experts in the city. Over the years, public pressure […]
September 4, 2014

Congestion in Kochi’s roads eat up Rs 4 Million, Deshabhimani, September 4th

News writeup on Kochi Roads with  inputs from CPPR. Deshabhimani, September 4th, 2014  
July 9, 2014

CPPR – Through Ten Years

It was struggle and composure, simultaneously evading each and every moment and during all these years ,that took CPPR to what it is now. As an organization, as a platform for engaging the youth, as a promoter of critically significant […]
June 4, 2014

Catalyst of social transformation, Deccan Chronicle

” India is a heterogeneous society of unfulfilled dreams. Only a citizen based approach would solve the issues” Says Dr. D Dhanuraj in a feature published by Deccan Chronicle , one of the leading news paper. The philosophy of CPPR, […]
April 10, 2014

Masking a Major Issue – The State and its Dilemma on Liquor Policy in Kerala

Context The state government in Kerala delayed in announcing its liquor policy for the year 2014-15. What followed this delay was a closure of bar hotels across the state. On the eve of elections, there were two groups in the […]
April 1, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly lecture delivered by Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Prominent Political Scientist

  Centre for Public Policy Research hosted its 6th Quarterly lecture on 29th March. Dr. Sandeep Shastri, prominent political scientist and Pro Vice Chancellor Jain University delivered the lecture on the Topic “Emerging Electoral Landscape: Analysis of Indian Democracy”. Dr. D Dhanuraj, CPPR […]
March 18, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly Lecture by Dr Sandeep Shasthri

Centre for Public Policy Research 6th Quarterly Lecture March 29 2014   “Emerging Electoral Landscape- Analysis of Indian Democracy”  By, Dr Sandeep Shastri Pro Vice Chancellor, Jain University, Political Scientist    “The new centre of Indian politics is not the […]
February 21, 2014

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India

Now, who’s interested in corporation budget! Times of India Times of India, 21/02/2014 KOCHI: After the initial hue and cry, even the opposition seems to have lost interest in the Kochi corporation budget. And the ruling front, which passed the 2014-15 […]
February 14, 2014

The Auto Rickshaw strike in Kochi – the policy imbroglio

The recent strike by the Auto Rickshaw drivers in Kochi City exposes the fundamental flaws in the Governance structure and policy note. Kochi is one of the emerging metro cities in South India having a total population of 1.8 million […]

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