Kerala economy struggling under Covid-19 impact

Kerala economy: Time for soul searching on government size, welfare schemes

The new government that will take oath in May needs to put together a nuanced agenda for the Kerala economy based on broad political consensus. Read more »
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Back to basics: Kerala’s Covid-19 curve springs another surprise

The latest Covid-19 figures show that there was nothing wrong with the Kerala model -- the hospitals were never crowded, the cases were getting proper treatment, mortality rate was quite low. Read more »
Kerala budget 2021 by thomas isaac

Kerala Budget 2021: A document with the Thomas Isaac touch

Kerala Budget 2021 unveiled a post-doctoral fellowship scheme that will ensure the minimum efficiency wage for skilled research workers, like MGNREGA did in for unskilled labour. Read more »
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Covid-19: Digital preparedness, strong local government key to economic recovery

Demography, health infrastructure, job creation, digital preparedness and local self-governments will determine the pace of recovery by states. Read more »
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Shadow pandemic: Tackling domestic violence amid Covid-19 outbreak

Household stress and domestic conflicts caused by unemployment, income loss and other hardships affect family welfare, parenting quality and old-age support. Read more »
VBM flights for Kerala expats

Did Kerala fail its expats in Gulf countries?

Of the 629 VBM flights originating from the Gulf region, more than half (54%) ferried malayali expats and landed in one of the four international airports in Kerala. Read more »
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Kerala’s Covid-19 response: First person account by a visiting non-resident Malayali

The presence of a well-oiled government machinery in Kerala is a confidence booster for residents and visitors alike. Read more »
Kerala tourism amid coronavirus, covid pandemic

Returning migrants: Big trouble awaits Covid-hit Kerala economy

If the 2008 crisis is anything to go by, the next few months will see 2-2.5 lakh people returning from abroad. Read more »
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India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »
Kerala model against covid-19 coronavirus infection

Eight factors behind Kerala’s successful Covid-19 response

Other states may find Kerala a tough act to follow, because its success in dealing with Covid-19 comes from several unique socioeconomic and political factors. Read more »