Centre for Comparative Studies

April 7, 2020

Will the salary challenge push kerala economy to a demand slump? | #PoliciesonCOVID

When Kerala emerges from the Lock-down, will the salary challenge push the service-sector driven Kerala economy to a demand slump? In the context of the COVID 19, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR discusses some key facts regarding Kerala Economy.
April 2, 2020

Kerala’s Guest Workers & COVID-19: A nuanced relief approach is the need of the hour

In the wake of COVID-19 spawning a mass exodus of migrant laborers, Kerala saw protests swelling in neighborhoods with high density of guest workers. CPPR Chief Economist Martin Patrick discusses how the relief package to these guest workers needs to […]
March 31, 2020

Kerala to monitor all deaths to check community spread

CPPR Senior Fellow Dr Rijo M John comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on COVID-19. KOCHI: In Perhaps the biggest exercise to be undertaken in Kerala since the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Department has decided to monitor […]
July 13, 2019

Structural Reforms or over dependence on the budget; the road ahead for Kerala?

Dr Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR writes in Azhimukham regarding Budget 2019’s impact on Kerala. He stressed on the need for structural reforms in Kerala economy.  Click here to read
April 29, 2019

A Critical Analysis of Kerala’s Fishermen and their Debt Trap

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
April 26, 2019

Kerala Polls 2019: Outcome Hinges on Many Factors

The decision of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad parliamentary constituency (PC) in Kerala, besides the Congress’ traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, made Kerala one of the epicentres of the 2019 General Elections. The State went […]
April 26, 2019

Kallada Bus Controversy: A Case for Policy Overhaul?

The recent incident involving attack on passenger travelling in an inter-state private bus has prompted the state govt bring restrictions on these buses. Is restrictions a solution to this problem? or should there be a change in policy to deregulate […]
April 25, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Kochi’s overwhelming response shows the way for other cities

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The New Indian Express on the high number of voting in the city KOCHI: Kochi showed the way for other big cities in south India with a huge voter […]
April 24, 2019

Manorama News Counter Point | Will high voters turnout create a wave in Kerala? | ഉയർന്ന പോളിങ്; കേരളത്തില്‍ ഒരു തരംഗമുയര്‍ന്നോ?

Kerala witnessed high number of voters turnout, will this create a wave in the Lok Sabha Election results? CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News channel’s Counter Point.
April 22, 2019

Kerala Election: Gearing up for a Photo Finish

This part of CPPR’s election analysis series, ‘Decoding the Polls’ we look into the key factors that will influence the voters in Kerala.
April 10, 2019

Rahul Gandhi’s Entry to Kerala: Will it be a Game Changer | Decoding the Polls

In this part of CPPR’s election talk series, “Decoding the Polls”, our experts analyse the entry of Rahul Gandhi to Kerala.
April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
March 24, 2019

Do we have an answer to the rising food prices in Kerala? A study by CPPR

Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this objective of Supplyco since it’s commonly perceived as a manifestation of the welfare state, selling commodities […]
March 24, 2019

Unravelling the Paradox of Kerala’s Health Sector : A Study by CPPR

Kerala has garnered global attention for its remarkable achievements in the health sector and its success is mainly attributed to the large public expenditure by the government. The study done by CPPR examines the contribution of small private medical institutions […]
March 19, 2019

Economic Empowerment of Kerala’s Fishermen: Need for Change in the Role of Matsyafed

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]