Articles

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 10, 2016

Concern over decline in number of inter-district buses; The Hindu, December 9, 2016

John L Paul | December 9,2016 | The Hindu Study calls for focus on providing commuters with a choice between KSRTC and private buses, with stress on comfort, speed and safety KOCHI: The shortfall in inter-district buses following new permit […]
November 24, 2016

Is Communist Kerala apathetic to Ease of Doing Business?

“Economic progress cannot be achieved without industrial progress.” The saying of the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru was quoted by the Finance Minister (FM) of Kerala, Dr Thomas Issac, during this year’s budget speech. He may need to rework […]
November 23, 2016

Challenges to the Role of Private Participation in Public Transportation: A Case of Kerala’s Private Buses

The State of Kerala in 2012 through a notification stopped issuing new permits to inter-district buses in Kerala while exempting state run Kerala State Transport Corporation. This was the beginning of the government’s action against private operators as it eventually […]
November 14, 2016

Between The Hand And The Sickle: The Collapse Of Agriculture In Kerala

The state of Kerala has witnessed a significant decline in agricultural production in the last few decades. In this context, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) has conducted a study: A stagnant agriculture in Kerala: The role of the state […]
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 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 25, 2016

CPPR-Global Policy School 2017

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) invites applications for its prestigious Global Policy School 2017. It offers a five-day intensive training programme in methods of public policy research to aspiring policy researchers. What the Course Offers Introduction to Public Policy Public Policy Research […]
October 25, 2016
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KSRTC Doldrums: Is there a Way Out?

The debt-ridden Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) repeatedly finding a space in the regional media is no longer a surprise for the people of Kerala. The day-to-day functioning of this public sector undertaking is limping due to inefficiency, inferior […]
October 24, 2016

“America is not retreating from West Asia”: Dr. Stanly Johny

Dr Stanly Johny, International Affairs Editor, The Hindu assesses Obama’s foreign policy diplomacy at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.
October 24, 2016

“Anti-establishment sentiment illumines the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”:Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan

Prof Rajeev Srinivasan, Adjunct Faculty, IIM Bangalore talks about the key issues and themes that played a major role in shaping the 2016 election campaign at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic […]
October 24, 2016

“2016 presidential election is not the worse crisis faced by the US democracy”: Raymond E Vickery Jr

Raymond E Vickery Jr, Global Fellow , Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars & Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Trade & Development talks about the 2016 U.S Presidential election and the Indian Prospects at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential […]
October 24, 2016

“Political Economy – a divisive issue in 2016 U.S Election Campaign”: Dr. Josukutty C.A

Dr. Josukutty C.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kerala discusses the key issues and themes that played a major role in shaping the 2016 election campaign at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by […]
October 24, 2016

“Who could be the best U.S President for India and Indian Americans”: Vinson X Palathingal

Vinson Xavier Palathingal, Executive Director, Indo-American Center, Washington DC. talks on 2016 U.S Presidential Election over skype at the International Conference on US Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies.