Centre for Urban Studies

December 28, 2016

Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Financing

Urban Local Bodies in India are incompetent in financing large urban infrastructure projects in their cities. It is high time India adopted innovative  infrastructure financing strategies. This blog piece by Abhishek Das (Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) proposes the […]
December 23, 2016

‘What Does Donald Trump’s Victory Mean for India?’ A Talk by Dr Deepa M Ollapally

  CPPR–Centre for Strategic Studies will host Dr Deepa M Ollapally (Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University) to deliver a talk on ‘What Does […]
December 14, 2016

Applications Invited for the Post of Project Associate at CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research is for looking for a professional with management experience to join our team for the post of Project Associate. The Candidate should have 2 to 3 years of Project Management experience. Should have managed big projects and […]
December 13, 2016

The Unique Case of Kerala’s Treasury System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on November 8, withdrawing the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has received sundry response from different quarters. Even though various state governments have raised their concerns regarding demonetisation, opposition from […]
December 1, 2016

Government’s Role in India’s Ailing Cold Storage Sector

Every year, India wastes about 18 per cent of fruits and vegetables, due to lack of post-harvest storage facilities. The cold storage sector has been one of the most undermined sectors in India, devoid of investment, in spite of various […]
November 19, 2016

The Economics of Terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing that high denomination notes would no longer be legal tender after midnight on November 8, cited the need to curb terrorism financing as one of the prime reasons for taking the drastic step. Funding […]
November 17, 2016

Call for Internship to study the upcoming U.P. and Punjab Elections

Are you interested to be a part of upcoming U.P and Punjab Elections? Do you want to feel the pulse of the people? Will this be a game changer in Indian Politics ? Has the parties delivered on their manifesto […]
November 10, 2016

Black Money, Corruption and Demonetisation

The demonetisation of currency[1] after a long period of 38 years was a welcome and bold step taken by the Government of India on November 8, 2016. The last demonetisation was implemented in 1978[2] by withdrawing Rs 1000, Rs 5000, […]
November 10, 2016

Understanding the Phasing Out of Higher Denomination Fiat Currency in India

The decision to phase out higher denomination currency notes in India is hailed by many as a bold move by the current Central Government. However, this moment should be considered as an opportunity to re-examine the inherent problems plaguing the […]
November 7, 2016

A Stagnant Agriculture in Kerala: The Role of the State

Given the significant decline in agricultural production in Kerala in the last few decades, this paper elucidates how government policies and protective practices have created distortions in the agricultural market, hampering the growth of agriculture in the state. The distortions […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
October 29, 2016

Narendra Modi’s Guns vs. Butter Approach to Terror From Pakistan

Raymond E. Vickery Jr.* When Pakistani militants killed 18 Indian soldiers at the village of Uri in Kashmir recently, the Indian drums of war were sounded.  In the past, India had acted with “strategic restraint” in response to terrorism from […]
October 28, 2016

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting ready for distribution in Kerala.Taking into account the […]
October 26, 2016

“Obama’s Foreign Policy”: A talk by Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies

As the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign heads into its final weeks, CPPR took this opportunity to engage the student community in Kochi. Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies delivered a lecture on Obama’s foreign policy […]
October 26, 2016

US Presidential Election – The Indian Prospects (Part 2)

By Vinson Xavier Palathingal* Now when it comes to Trump, his weaknesses are well known. His fondness for drama and theatrics is obviously making his policy messages less discernable to the public. He shows extreme immaturity, almost that of a […]