CPPR in the News

August 22, 2014

Total Alcohol Prohibition – Mixed reaction to govt move, Times of India, August 22nd

TOTAL PROHIBITION – Mixed reaction to govt move Times of India, 22nd August, 2014* The government decision to close down more bars except those functioning at five-star hotels has invoked mixed response. While women’s welfare groups and church welcome the […]
August 22, 2014

The Mysterious Private University Regulatory system in India

By Dr D. Dhanuraj & Rahul V Kumar* In the previous article we started with understanding of the inherent policy vacuums in some of the federal states in India. Our observation was that in some of these states at least […]
August 19, 2014

Perestroika: Planning Commission goes! But Planning stays with…

By Devi Prasad, IES* From the Red-fort, the present  PM, an outsider to Delhi durbar,  in a  Schumpeterian frame had announced creative  destruction of  the Planning Commission, and positioning of a new Think Tank in its place.  The risk of any power elite capturing such a Think Tank stands minimised, as […]
August 11, 2014

Constraint to long-term strategy: Understaffing in the Indian Foreign Service

By Padmini Gopal* India’s GDP of US$1.8 trillion and an expected growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the year 2015 is a testament to India’s present status as a rising world power. Moreover, India’s present nuclear competence and clout, with almost […]
August 11, 2014

Live stream Corporation Council meetings for more transparency, Dr Dhanuraj, Times of India

Call to stream council meetings live TNN | Aug 10, 2014, 02.08AM IST KOCHI: City residents appear a disappointed lot when it comes to the conduct of the corporation’s council meetings. Many of them believe that the local body often ignores debates […]
August 7, 2014

CPPR wishes good luck to its patrons in their new responsibilities

  It is a momentous occasion for CPPR; with two of its patrons taking up major responsibilities through their determination and perseverance. Roji M. John; Founder Member of CPPR has become the first elected President for the National Students Union […]
July 29, 2014

Count costs in Multiple Governance Framework

By Devi Prasad, IES* Worldwide the costs of governance are infinite. The opportunity to raise resources are finite. With the given poverty ratio and the inequalities on several counts including the digital divide, the challenge of balancing the same is […]
July 25, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies – Internship Programmes

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a Research based organization working in areas like research promotion, knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and grass roots initiatives etc. We invite people to get involved by dedicating their time, talents and creative skills […]
July 21, 2014

Critical understanding of the Indian budget 2014-15: The Case of Excise on Cigarettes

Does a tax on cigarettes serve any purpose? For a layman seeing the budget figures of a very high excise rate on cigarettes would mean that it indeed makes the stick costlier and would lead to a reduction in its […]
July 18, 2014

A Note on the Budget Discussion Organized by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on 14-07-2014 in Kochi

  CPPR in association with FICCI organized a discussion on the Union Budget 2014-15 titled “Union Budget 2014-15, Critical Analysis and Way Ahead for the Indian Economy” on 14th July 2014 in Kochi. Two eminent speakers, Dr. Charan Singh (IIM-Bangalore) […]
July 16, 2014

“2014 – 2015 Budget is Reasonably good” says the Economists

  “The Budget could not create any greater impact but it could give a direction as to how the economic policies of the country are being adopted to stimulate growth in key sectors and to stimulate growth in FDI in various […]
July 16, 2014

Who is burdened with the Budget 2014-15?

By Devi Prasad IES* Who is burdened with the Budget 2014-15? None, except the Finance Minister of India, Mr. Arun Jaitley himself!… because, Mr Jaitley has to read 16458 words, documented as “Budget Speech”; he has to read to explain the disbursement of […]
July 10, 2014

Budget 2014-15: Critical Analysis and way ahead for Indian Economy

Stay tuned to watch live @ 16.30 hrs (IST) July 14,2014 http:// Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organises Union Budget […]
July 9, 2014

CPPR- Study India Programme (SIP)

Study India Program (SIP) “Know India at the Apt Moment in History”   Introducing India                                                      The discourse on India is spread across a spectrum of activities. This is a country which accommodate more than one-sixth of the world population, which […]
July 9, 2014

The Mexican liberalization: some notes for India

About 50 years ago, it appeared that Mexico had found the recipe for economic growth that it needed. The import substitution model generated an average GDP growth of 6.8% annually between 1960 and 1981 (World Bank 2014). However, that model […]