November 18, 2021

സർക്കാരിന്റേത് മായാലോകം; യുവാക്കളെ ഉള്ളികൃഷിക്ക് വിദേശത്ത് വിടുകയല്ല വേണ്ടത്

വായ്പയെടുക്കലാണ് കേരളത്തിന്റെ സമ്പദ്ഘടനയുടെ വളർച്ചയ്ക്കുള്ള മാർഗമെന്ന സമീപനമാണ് സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാർ കഴിഞ്ഞ കാലങ്ങളിൽ സ്വീകരിച്ചിരുന്നത്. കോവിഡും പ്രകൃതി ദുരന്തങ്ങൾ പോലുള്ള തിരിച്ചടികളും അതിജീവിച്ച് ആഭ്യന്തര വരുമാനം വളർച്ചയുടെ പാതയിലേക്കു നീങ്ങുമെന്നും വായ്പയെടുക്കുന്ന സമീപനത്തിൽനിന്ന് പിന്മാറേണ്ടതില്ലെന്നുമുള്ള വാദമാണ് ഇതിനെ സാധൂകരിക്കുന്നതിനു വേണ്ടി സർക്കാർ നിരന്തരം ഉയർത്തിയിരുന്നത്. എന്നാൽ വർധിച്ച ഇന്ധന വില പ്രതിരോധിക്കുന്നതിനു നികുതി ഇളവു നൽകാൻ […]
October 14, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram airport is Adani’s, not all staff happy

Amid the disquieting silence of the state government, the Adani Group will formally take over the Trivandrum airport on Thursday. Thus far, the state government has been claiming — both inside and outside the assembly — that it will not […]
September 24, 2021

Kerala needs to raise its own bar of transparency in service delivery

The LDF Government who retained power in the state after a historic victory had claimed that ‘Transparency’ is the hallmark of left governance. In Kerala’s fight against the COVID pandemic, transparency has been the state’s biggest weapon against the deadly […]
August 9, 2021

Jose Sebastian interview: Kerala govt is going through a ‘lockdown’ of ideas

Jose Sebastian, economist and former faculty of Thiruvananthapuram-based think-tank Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) in interaction with TNIE explains what’s the reason behind Kerala’s economic mess and offers possible solutions. The lockdown is making the lives of ordinary […]
July 12, 2021

Kitex saga: As Telangana gains, how much does Kerala stand to lose?

With the Kitex Group announcing its Rs 1,000 crore project in Kakatiya Mega Textile Park, it has all become certain that Telangana has gained from Kerala’s loss. The announcement that Kitex was moving its Rs 3,500-crore worth project from Kerala […]
July 6, 2021

Choosing the Chief

Case studies in the selection of Police Chiefs in India The State of Kerala as well as the Union Territory of Delhi has new police chiefs who took over their duties on the last day of June 2021. An attempt […]
August 31, 2016

Fall of Remittance Economy ?

The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing employment generation in the state. The unemployment rate of Kerala stands at 7.4%, which is more than three times the […]
August 1, 2016

The intellectual dishonesty of God’s Own Country

  By D Dhanuraj and Deepthi Mary Mathew*   Kerala is in the grip of yet another controversy. Now, the debate is around the appointment of Dr.Gita Gopinath as economic advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan. The post of […]
July 12, 2016

Downsize Kerala Government to overcome Fiscal Crisis!!

Deepthi Mary Mathew, Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies, comments on the present fiscal crisis encountered by the Kerala State and suggests downsizing the Government to overcome this crisis.
July 7, 2016

Bleeding PSUs: Why It’s Time To Retire Kerala’s White Elephants

   “It would be better if we paint the elephants white” commented veteran leader M V Raghavan on the state emblem during an assembly discussion in 1987. His remarks were on the basis of the report submitted by the Comptroller […]
June 2, 2016

What should be Kerala Finance Minister Isaac’s top priorities? Experts speak out; The News Minute, 1st June 2016

E-governance, tax administration, encouragement for the startup ecosystem were some of the top priorities they identified. TNM Staff| Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 11:10 The new LDF government in Kerala rode into power on the promise of “setting things right”, […]
December 7, 2015

Study on achievement level of 6th standard students in Kerala

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a Government of India’s flagship programme launched in 2001 for the achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner. SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the […]
June 6, 2013

‘Start’ing Up Entrepreneurship

By Mary Honey* Reducing youth unemployment is one of the major challenges facing most governments in the world for decades to come. With an estimated 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed. According to a recent study conducted […]