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July 8, 2021

Kitex controversy is a sign Kerala is yet to shake off its anti-industry image

The apathy towards business and investments in Kerala is once again in the limelight with the recent remarks by Sabu M Jacob, Chairman of Kitex Garments. Kitex is a leading garments manufacturer with a significant export market share in the […]
June 25, 2021

Envisioning Kerala’s Knowledge Economy

In this episode of CPPR’s Policy Beyond Politics Podcast, Akanksha Borawake, Associate, Research at CPPR and Dr. Shakila Shamsu, formerly OSD (New Education Policy) in the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), discuss Kerala Government’s Knowledge Economy mission. […]
June 8, 2021

Himalayan tasks in a post-pandemic Kerala

When we talk about the kind of challenges that Kerala is going to face post -pandemic, it can be differentiated into health, economic, and social. Vaccinating the entire population of Kerala is bound to be a major hurdle. Now, Kerala […]
April 25, 2021

What Oxygen Surplus Kerala Tells Us

Kerala government has been hailed time and again for its various policies during COVID pandemic. The latest instance is for being the only state with a surplus of oxygen compared to other Indian states. The medical oxygen stock in Kerala […]
December 4, 2020

Private Buses: A Major Mode of Public Transportation in Kerala

Private buses have played a very crucial role in the social and economic development of Kerala. The State had, in the past, a unique and enterprising model in providing public transport services. But unfavourable policy decisions taken by the government […]
October 22, 2020

A Model to Understand State Action and Individual Responses during COVID-19 Pandemic

A major learning from the spread of COVID-19 in Kerala has been that the State restrictions have only ‘delayed’ the spread of the disease but were unable to ‘stop’ its spread. Was there a single best response scenario which would […]
July 15, 2020

The Bullion Bust: A Baggage too Heavy?

Gazi Hassan Last week, a consignment addressed to the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram came under suspicion and was stopped by the Customs officials of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and seized 30 kg of gold being smuggled from the UAE. The […]
June 26, 2020

Private Bus Operations in Kerala: Challenges and Way Ahead

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a live discussion on “Private Bus Operations in Kerala: Challenges and Way Ahead” on June 17, 2020. Mr Gokuldas (State Secretary, Kerala Bus Transport Association), Mr KM Nawas (Ernakulam District Secretary, Kerala […]
May 25, 2020

Small-scale fishers thrive under new pricing system

A study done by CPPR titled ‘Empowerment of Kerala’s fishermen: Need for change in the role of Matsyafed’ by Sara John and Nimmish Sany quoted in a news article published in The Times of India Harbour management societies floated to […]
May 25, 2020

The Gulf Boomerang: India’s Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in cover story published in the Outlook magazine on the stories about the return of lakhs of Non-Resident Keralites from the Middle-East only to stare at an uncertain future. He comments “Despite its love […]
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Kerala changes tack, not to test expats after seven days

Senior Fellow at CPPR Dr Rijo M John, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the Kerala testing of returning expatriates. In a change from its earlier stand, Kerala seems to have decided not to test […]
May 18, 2020

What the Kerala government can do to revive inter-state bus service sector

Aiswarya Krishnan For many people, bus travel is the go-to option for last minute inter-state travel. But with the spread of coronavirus resulting in the national lockdown, the inter-state bus service sector is caught between a rock and hard place. […]
May 16, 2020

Alcoholnomics: Analysing Liquor Policies in India | Policy Beyond Politics

Policy beyond politics is a video series hosted by CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj, to discuss contemporary policy issues in the country. In this part of the series the conversion is with Rahul V Kumar Research Fellow (Market Economics), CPPR, […]
May 12, 2020

Solid Waste Management in Kochi: No Solution to the Age-old Problem?

Lt Col Anil Raj On March 7, 2020, The Hindu newspaper reported that the State Government had issued an order entrusting the Local Self Government Department with the responsibility of handling the legacy waste at Brahmapuram because it felt that […]
May 6, 2020

A Review of Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 in the Context of Sprinklr Debate

Nithin Ramakrishnan Whether the personal data of the citizens, especially the health data, can be transferred without their consent to foreign companies? Is there a necessity for tender procedures when free services are offered to the government in emergency scenarios? […]