Centre for Comparative Studies

July 31, 2017

India’s Growth Potential Untapped: Dr Ila Patnaik

Dr Ila Patnaik (Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi) delivering CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle’ on July 27, 2017. Dr Ila Patnaik is former Principal Economic Advisor to the […]
July 31, 2017

Economist warns against complacency; The Hindu, July 27, 2017

‘Indian Economy down with no signs of recovery in near future’ The Hindu | July 27, 2017 KOCHI: Noted economist Ila Patnaik has said that despite India’s potential for growth, the current status of the economy points to a slump […]
July 31, 2017

CPPR proposes to develop public transport in IT hub; The New Indian Express, July 29, 2017

By Express News Service | 29th July 2017 KOCHI: Well, the lack of transport connectivity to Infopark at Kakkanad is ironical given the fact its rapidly growing workforce of 30,000 is a hugely privileged lot with cutting-edge technology and other […]
July 24, 2017

Making a Difference- Kochi Metro Sets the Bar High

The Kochi Metro, Kerala’s first metro service, is the dream, pride and progress of a state and a nation. Kerala has proved that it is equipped for adopting innovative initiatives in tune with changing times. The Kochi Metro enjoys the […]
July 17, 2017

Experts seek legislative framework to address cases of commercial disputes; Sunday Guardian Live, July 16, 2017

By AREEBA FALAK | New Delhi | 16 July, 2017 While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given impetus to making India’s commercial landscape attractive to foreign investors, people from various industries have highlighted the lack of infrastructure to address commercial disputes that […]
July 5, 2017

British Envoy Visits CPPR

Dr Alexander Evans, the British Deputy High Commissioner to India, visited the CPPR office in Kochi on June 22, 2017, for an interaction with a group of public policy professionals, lawyers and academics. The interaction centred on a wide range […]
July 4, 2017

Workshop Report on “Connecting dots on Public Transport” at Infopark, Kochi

Infopark, the IT hub of Kochi, is a traffic conundrum. The area is outside the ambit of public transport and the companies and their clients are at a loss in managing parking spaces. ‘Connecting Dots on Public Transport’, a report […]
June 29, 2017

Legal Recognition Vital for LGBTQI Rights: US Trans–Judge

“It is hard for the society to think of us as equals, when our relationships are criminalised by law,” said Judge Victoria Kolakowski, the first openly transgender trial judge in the US and the President of the International Association of […]
June 25, 2017

Simultaneous elections are a long way off; June 24, 2017, Sunday Guardian Live

By AREEBA FALAK | NEW DELHI | 24 June, 2017 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently supporting the idea of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state Assemblies, discussions about the feasibility of the idea are expected to pick up […]
June 16, 2017

How Liberal is Kerala’s Latest Liquor Policy?

As the new liquor policy becomes operational, it is important to ask if it proposes any novel initiative that could transform the liquor sector of Kerala. A crucial transformation that liquor businesses in Kerala require is not mere access to […]
June 16, 2017

Meeting with Members of Vyapari Vyavasaya Samithi, Ernakulam

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised an interactive session with the members of the Vyapari Vyavasaya Samithi (VVS), Ernakulam, on June 15, 2017. The officeholders and members of VVS attended. The session began with a brief introduction of the […]
June 12, 2017

Evaluation of the Effects of Tariff Hikes on Indian Aluminium Industry

Study done by Lekshmi R Nair and D Dhanuraj of CPPR, to evaluate the effect of tariff hikes on Indian aluminium industry. Highlights of the study are: High tariffs on imported aluminium products, raw materials and aluminium scrap constrain consumption […]
June 8, 2017

Project on Model Shops and Establishment Act

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a study on the Model Shops and Establishments Act, approved by the Union Government in 2016. The Act aims to improve the working conditions of workers, create more job opportunities for women […]
May 25, 2017

Declogging Courts: Divert All That Can Be Diverted For Arbitration And Mediation

With around 30 million cases clogged across courts in India and delays accounting for an economic loss of 0.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (State of Judiciary, Daksh India), the timely delivery of justice has become a […]
May 10, 2017

Metro service trials begin today; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

STAFF REPORTER | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 KMRL to offer discounts to frequent commuters; smart cards to be launched this month The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is all set to begin service trials using seven trains on […]