Centre for Urban Studies

February 11, 2019

Roadblock hits Kerala Metro expansion

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj points out the concerns regarding the KMTA bill. Lack of clarity in the role of the authority is the biggest roadblock, experts point out. “Though […]
January 30, 2019

Budget expectations 2019: Skill development may be the big focus in the Union Budget

*”Since they have started to assess the results of the education and skill-based programmes they introduced in the last quarter, they will feel the need to up their game,” says D Dhanuraj (Photo Courtesy – Business Standard) The most important […]
August 10, 2016

SBI merger plan won’t affect NPAs: Subbarao; The Times of India|Aug 10 2016

The Times of India|Aug 10 2016 Former RBI governor D Subbarao said the merger of associate banks with State Bank of India will not have any impact on non-performing assets (NPA) held by them. He said that the merger would […]
July 8, 2016

Kerala imposes fat tax on burgers, pizzas in budget; LiveMint, 8th July, 2016

The Kerala budget presented by finance minister Thomas Isaac focuses on strengthening social welfare schemes, public health and education Fri, Jul 08 2016 04 02 PM IST | LiveMint | Nidheesh M.K. Bengaluru: Kerala’s newly elected Left Democratic Front government’s maiden […]
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 […]
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 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 21, 2016

Latin Catholic community of Kerala: Role in 2016 Assembly Elections

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR and Sambhavi Ganesh, Intern, CPPR; writes about the role of the Latin Catholic community in the recently concluded Kerala Assembly Elections 2016. Read more about this in our blog Latin Catholic community of Kerala: Role in 2016 […]
June 10, 2016

“Fund Students not Schools” Dr D Dhanuraj speaks on Uneconomic Schools of Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research comments on the present situation of the Uneconomic Schools in Kerala. CPPR had published “A study on Uneconomic schools of Kerala” in 2006, which brought out the condition of government and […]
June 4, 2016

Common Man’s Clothing – Effects of Taxes and Tariffs

The discriminatory tax policies and the higher tariffs imposed on Man-Made Fibres (MMF) in India compared to cotton, have resulted in the availability of MMF to the manufacturers at non competitive prices, compared to the competing countries. This has also […]
April 28, 2016

Evaluation of Government Interventions in Khadi Sector

Khadi sector is an over-regulated one in India, where the entire production process, sales, distribution, and marketing is fully regulated by the government through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) . The paper examines the growth of Khadi market in […]
December 19, 2014

A Study on Liberalizing Liquor Trade in India

Authors: Dr. D Dhanuraj and Mr. Rahul V Kumar * India is one of the world’s most restrictive places for trade and doing business. In 2014, it is ranked 110 out of 152 countries, in terms of economic freedom, by […]
December 8, 2014

Symbiosis of Universities and the Society: An American Experience

By Dr D. Dhanuraj  I was on an official trip to the United States as part of the ‘International Visitor Leadership Programme’ (IVLP), last month. This gave me an opportunity to interact with the leading ‘Think tanks’ and ‘Universities and […]