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Population-based tax share allocation puts Kerala’s finances in a fix

The current tax allocation system overlooks achievements in human capital development, disincentivising states like Kerala from prioritising education and healthcare. Read more »
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Kerala’s heat waves a sign of climate change’s unequal impact

Natural factors like El Niño and human actions like urbanisation exacerbate Kerala's record-breaking heat waves. Read more »
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Kerala vs Centre: The state must balance welfare spending with fiscal prudence

The Kerala government needs to reconcile its social spending with central borrowing limits to escape economic vulnerability. #Kerala #economy Read more »
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Kerala battles sporadic violence against migrant workers

Hate crimes against migrant workers fueled by intolerance and local grievances pose a threat to the southern state's social fabric. Read more »
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Climate change: Kerala must invest in mitigation plans

Kerala will continue to face extreme weather events triggered by climate change and needs to work on better forecasts and long-term mitigation plans. Read more »
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Covid-19 in Kerala: No justification for replacing TPR with WIPR as key metric

The rise in cases of Covid-19 in Kerala and the unfair criticism from within and outside seem to be forcing the state government to take irrational pandemic management measures. Read more »
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Can Tamil Nadu government create a South Indian Miracle?

The decision by Tamil Nadu government to draft in Esther Duflo, Raghuram Rajan, Arvind Subramanian, and Jean Dreze as advisors to the chief minister is a step in the right direction. Read more »
Kerala model against covid-19 coronavirus infection

Kerala enters the critical stage in its fight against Covid-19

The state definitely needs a revised strategy for the next four weeks -- the government and the public need to act accordingly from now onwards. Read more »
Kerala model against covid-19 coronavirus infection

Economy and governance in the time of coronavirus

One of the reasons for the fast spread of the virus in Europe and America is the relatively weak public healthcare system. Read more »
Kerala model against covid-19 coronavirus infection

Coronavirus: India should draw from past experience in fighting pandemics

Along with health and medical measures to tackle COVID-19, the government should also ensure regular flow of daily necessities like milk and groceries as well as money for survival of the most... Read more »