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August 11, 2016

Shrinking remittances may push Kerala into recession: Thomas Isaac; Livemint, Aug 11 2016

Remittances from the Gulf countries, estimated to be over Rs1 trillion every year by state-level banks, constitute 35% of Kerala’s gross state domestic product Nidheesh M.K. | Aug 11 2016 Kochi: Many Indian workers in the Gulf are losing their […]
August 11, 2016

The Paradise Road

Ananthitha. A, Environmental Engineer at Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, shares her experience traveling on the roads in Kochi. She questions the authorities for their disdain to save themselves from the public outrage. Click the link to read about it […]
August 10, 2016

All Eyes on GST: How Will Kerala Benefit?

The implementation of the long-pending indirect tax reform – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – has become closer to reality with the passing of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016 and further with approval of […]
August 8, 2016

Most Malayali voters unmoved by election campaigns, says study; The New Indian Express, August 8th 2016

By Babu K Peter | Published: 08th August 2016 KOCHI: IN stark contrast to the common perception among political parties and Fronts that elaborate election campaigns could win over Malayalis, a recent study showed that voters in Kerala are not […]
August 4, 2016

Watch Live Streaming of the 12th Quarterly Lecture by Dr D Subbarao

Centre for Public Policy Research’s 12th Quarterly Lecture will be delivered by Dr D Subbarao Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India. ?Venue : Grand Hotel, MG Road, Ernakulam-682011 Date   : Tuesday, 9th August, 2016? Time  😕 5:30 pm Onwards […]
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 28, 2016

Analysis of the Kerala Assembly Elections, May 2016

‘The corruption charges against the UDF government cost them the job’; a survey conducted by Centre for Public Policy Research among the voters reveals. The survey also tries to capture the mood and the perception of the voters on BJP-BDJS […]
July 26, 2016

Banning Smoke without Fire – An Innovation killer

Kerala Government’s recent decision to ban e-cigarettes is an innovation killer. The concerns raised about e-cigarettes are not grounded in sound evidence. There is microscopic evidence to show that e-cigarettes are passively harmful. At the same time, there is high […]
July 14, 2016

Kerala Budget: More Political Than Economic?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew and D Dhanuraj* Even before presenting the first budget of the LDF government, Finance Minister Thomas Issac took an anticipatory bail by publishing a White Paper on the State’s finances. It portrayed the dismal condition of the […]
July 14, 2016

Online space glitters, lures youth with jewellery gifts at competitive rates; The New Indian Express, 9th July 2016

By Pramod Thomas | Published: 09th July 2016 | The New Indian Express KOCHI: Kochi native Roopa George, who has been purchasing things online for years, bought jewellery online last month for the first time. She bought Jadav jewellery from […]
July 13, 2016

The Case of Taxing the Poor Burger in Kerala

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research, writes about the recently introduced fat tax by Finance Minister of Kerala in the Kerala Budget 2016-17. In this blog he asks the question of, how do we define […]
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 8, 2016

Kerala imposes fat tax on burgers, pizzas in budget; LiveMint, 8th July, 2016

The Kerala budget presented by finance minister Thomas Isaac focuses on strengthening social welfare schemes, public health and education Fri, Jul 08 2016 04 02 PM IST | LiveMint | Nidheesh M.K. Bengaluru: Kerala’s newly elected Left Democratic Front government’s maiden […]
July 7, 2016

Budget Analysis

Tomorrow’s budget is expected to give pointers on the LDF government’s approach to tackling the fiscal challenges that the state is confronting with for the last two decades. The big question is whether the finance minister Dr. Thomas Isaac will […]
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 […]