CPPR in the News

December 9, 2021

Lack of able leadership stands in way of development projects in Kochi

KOCHI: Kochi accounts for more than 40% of the state’s total revenue. Still, lack of effective implementation, absence of proper monitoring and want of a leadership to spearhead the execution of projects cripple the development of the city. Work on mega projects, […]
December 9, 2021

How an Intelligent Local Tech-Ecosystem Can Overcome Developmental Constraints: A Grab Super App Case Study

In Brief:  India’s developmental goals and its global warming related developmental constraints can both be met through a citizen-centric tech ecosystem approach, along the lines of the hugely successful Grab super app. Despite being at the forefront of the technological […]
December 8, 2021

CPPR TOWNHALL on Creating Streets4People

Click here to read the event report It is high time that we design our streets to make them more pedestrian friendly considering the precious lives that are lost on the streets every day. The talk discusses the importance of our […]
December 7, 2021

How remittances have shaped the socio-economic landscape of Kerala

Dwindling remittances will have dire consequences for the Kerala economy The historic discovery of oil in West Asia and the subsequent commercialisation of it in the 1960s stimulated great demand for skilled and unskilled labour. Keralites, confronted with a stagnant […]
December 6, 2021

Stage is set for Minilateral Engagements between India, Japan and Vietnam

The contemporary discourse on International Relations endorses and encourages multilateralism. However, multilateralism, due to its large number of partners, is fast turning into a talk shop where everything and anything is discussed, and only a few issues achieve fruition. Furthermore, […]
December 2, 2021

In Kerala, government employees have the cake and eat it too

A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who works in rural Kerala earns a daily wage of Rs 741, as per the 2019 data of Labour Bureau of Government of India. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A skilled blacksmith, carpenter, mason or electrician who […]
December 1, 2021

End of windfall from Kerala emigrants as foreign remittances reduce to historic low

For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India. The state was fortunate to reap the fruits […]
December 1, 2021

Vaccine exports from India pick up again as Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads

NEW DELHI – Covid-19 vaccine exports from India – home to the world’s largest vaccine-manufacturing industry – are gathering pace amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Bharat Biotech announced on Monday (Nov 29) that it […]
November 30, 2021

Easing of barriers for women to get employed in factories of Kerala

India fares poorly in terms of the female workforce participation rate, ranking 145th in the world. For Kerala, the southernmost federal state, the anachronistic labour laws including the Factories Act, 1948 and Kerala Factories Rules, 1957, contain archaic provisions, detrimental […]
November 30, 2021

Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative

Monash University and CPPR will work on a year-long project exploring maritime cooperation in the Indo Pacific region: a) Trade Connectivity and Maritime Transport: Smart Ports and Digital Supply Chains b) Marine Ecology Strategies (with a particular emphasis on Marine […]
November 30, 2021

Strategic Futures: Regional Maritime Security Complexes

CPPR and ICWA are collaborating on a Research-cum-Conference project on Strategic Futures: Regional Maritime Security Complexes of the Western Pacific Rim; Western Indian Ocean – Southern Ocean; and the Arabian Sea Littoral.
November 30, 2021

Kochi city has nothing to cheer despite topping Niti Aayog index

KOCHI: In the sustainable development goal (SDG) index by Niti Aayog for the year 2021, Kochi City has secured the top fifth position. Though it underlines the city’s potential for developing its facilities in a sustainable manner, authorities hardly take note of the fact […]
November 26, 2021

Vietnam and Japan Commit to Partnership for Peace and Prosperity

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has returned home after a very productive meeting with his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. It was his first visit to Japan and likewise, he was also the first foreign visitor that Kashida received […]
November 25, 2021

CPPR Book Discussion on Liberalism And The Free Society In 2021

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Date & Time: November 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM Proceedings Report: Host: D Dhanuraj (PhD), Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi Speaker: Brad Lips (Author), CEO, Atlas Network, U.S.A Event at a […]
November 24, 2021

CPPR Book Discussion on Liberalism And The Free Society In 2021

Click here to read the event report. Brad Lips (Author), CEO, Atlas Network D Dhanuraj (PhD), Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi About The Book: Liberalism And The Free Society In 2021 Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021 takes […]