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March 22, 2022

What should prevail instead of K-Rail?

The debate on the utility and feasibility of K-Rail continues in Kerala. The arguments range from the environmental to the geographical divide for those who do not favour the proposed project, whereas the supporters of the project pitch for the […]
March 21, 2022

CPPR TOWNHALL SERIES Ep-9 on The Ukraine Conundrum and India’s Strategy

Event Details Date and Time: March 18, 2022; 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM IST Topic: The Ukraine Conundrum and India’s Strategy Platform: Zoom Speakers: Amb T P Sreenivasan, Advisor, CPPR and former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the […]
March 21, 2022

India Energy Samvad | Dialogue No 2 : Energy Transition and Reforms for Sustainability

Event Details: Date and Time: March 16, 2022; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm IST Topic: Energy Transition and Reforms for Sustainability Platform: Zoom Speaker : Anish De, Global sector Lead – KPMG National leader, Energy Natural Resources and Chemicals. Moderator:  […]
March 10, 2022

The Vikasarth Conversations 2022

Thirty Years of Indian Economic Reforms: the Growth and Development of Kerala Event Details Date and Time: March 10, 2022; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM IST Topic: The Vikasarth Conversations Platform: Zoom Speakers: Pulapre Balakrishnan: Economics Professor, Ashoka University Bornali […]
March 9, 2022

The Goan brand of precarity – a closer look at unstable constituencies

By: Devahuti Sarkar Goan Legislative Assembly elections have been termed as the “politics of shifting sand” because of its history of numerous defections, changing alliances, and last-minute uncertainties among voters. Despite being a small state with merely 40 constituencies, it […]
March 9, 2022

Punjab Assembly elections- a moment of churning or missed opportunity?

By: Devahuti Sarkar Punjab, like many other states in India, is undergoing a moment of churning. There has been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the people of Punjab, some key defections, infighting within the Congress, shifting caste representation – in […]
March 9, 2022

Can Devbhoomi witness the emergence of an alternative political force?

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, known as “Devbhoomi”, was carved out of the hilly districts of the state of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000. The hilly state, comprising of the two major regions of Garhwal and Kumaon, has voted […]
January 10, 2022

Would the new Coast Guard Forum help speed up COC negotiations?

Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in December 2021 to further strengthen bilateral ‘maritime security and safety’ cooperation. The MoU is expected to “serve as a tool, corridor and mechanism […]
December 15, 2021

Centre for Public Policy Research organized a one day workshop for journalists

കൊച്ചി: പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണത്തിലും വിനിമയത്തിലും മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകരുടെ പങ്ക് എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചു. സാമൂഹിക, രാഷ്ട്രീയ, സാമ്പത്തിക വെല്ലുവിളികൾ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്ന മാധ്യമപ്രവർത്തകർക്ക് വേണ്ടിയായിരുന്നു സെൻ്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച്, ഫ്രഡറിക് ന്യൂമാൻ ഫൌണ്ടേഷൻ എന്നിവർ ചേർന്ന് ശിൽപ്പശാല സംഘടിപ്പിച്ചത്. ഇതോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് പൊതുനയ രൂപീകരണവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട വിവിധ മേഖലകളെ കുറിച്ച് സെമിനാറുകൾ നടന്നു. […]
December 15, 2021

Need to Strengthen Grassroots Level Democracy

The pursuit for citizens’ participation in governance to unravel the democratic deficit in India has been resolved with the implementation of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments. The acts for decentralising the governance devolved functions and powers of decision making […]
December 15, 2021

Uptick in registration of transport vehicles in Ekm

Ernakulam RTO has registered 2,030 non-transport vehicles in January this year. But it came down again with the onset of the second wave and took a U-turn by July. In September, 2,013 vehicles were registered in the non-transport category and […]
December 13, 2021

Urban Local Bodies Need Financial Autonomy

With the country facing the brunt of COVID-19 second wave, the administrative fault lines are once again evident and an efficient grass root level governance seems to be the need of the hour. Amidst the raging daily caseload and the […]
December 10, 2021

Urban Service Delivery: What is Limiting ULBS in Kerala from Giving their Best?

The purpose of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act (CAA) to devolve more powers and functions to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) remains unfilled even after 28 years of its enactment. It is unfortunate that none of the States in India […]
December 10, 2021

SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports: How ‘Triple S’ growth triangle promises to rewrite India’s maritime history

India’s expanding focus in the Indo-Pacific region augurs well to set the country maritime-ready both internally as well as externally SAGAR, Sagarmala and seaports represent a maritime ‘Triple S’ growth triangle prospect for India. The Indo-Pacific region is the most […]
December 9, 2021

CPPR TOWNHALL on Creating Streets4People

Organised By: Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021 Time: 05:00 PM IST to 06:00 PM IST Host: Goutham KA, Project Associate, CPPR Speaker: Aswathy Dilip, South Asia Director, ITDP Event: Creating Streets4People, CPPR Townhall Series […]