Category: Analysis

Budget Brief on Kerala State Budget 2016-2017 Updated

February 15, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Budget Brief : Kerala State Budget 2016-2017

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ISDG Budget Brief: Rhetoric Vs Reality

February 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Rhetoric and Reality of Budget

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Kerala Budget Watch: ISSUE 2

February 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

This issue focuses on Scheduled Caste Sub Plan and Tribal Sub Plan of the Kerala State Budget. Kerala Budget Watch: Issue 2

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Recommendations to revitalise and restructure the people sector enterprises

January 13, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Here are few recommendations to revitalised restructure the people sector enterprises, in the 4th International Conference on Kerala Studies in Trivandrum. 1)Make a clear distinction between public sector companies involved in delivering essential services like water, electricity and public transport and other state-owned enterprises designed to operate in the marketplace competing with other private actors. […]

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Kerala Budget Watch 2015 Issue 1

June 18, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Kerala Budget Watch is a civil society initiative to demystify the budget and bring it closer to the people. It aims to bring in more transparency and accountability in the system by deepening people’s understanding of public finances. Click here to read 

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Highlights of Kerala Budget 2015-2016 (മലയാളം)

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

  ഇ-കൊമേഴ്‌സ് സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ നടത്തുന്ന പ്രതിമാസ വില്പനയുടെ വിശദാംശങ്ങള്‍ ഫയല്‍ചെയ്യുന്നതിന് നിര്‍ദേശം. എഫ്എസിടിയുടെ ഉത്പന്നമായ ഗ്ലാസ് ഫൈബര്‍, റി ഇന്‍ഫോഴ്‌സ്ഡ് ജിപ്‌സം എന്നിവ ഉപയോഗിച്ച് നിര്‍മിക്കുന്ന ഫാബ്രിക്കേറ്റഡ് വാള്‍ പാനലുകളുടെ നികുതി ഒഴിവാക്കി. ഡിസ്‌പോസിബിള്‍ പാത്രങ്ങളുടെ നികുതി 20 ശതമാനമാക്കി. പ്ലാസ്റ്റിക് കളിപ്പാട്ടങ്ങളുടേത് 14.5 ശതമാനവും. ഹൗസ് ബോട്ടുകളുടെ രജിസ്‌ട്രേഷന്‍ ഫീസ് 1500 ആക്കി. റിന്യൂവല്‍ ഫീസ് 750 ഉം ആസ്പത്രി, ഹോംസ്‌റ്റേ, സര്‍വീസ് അപ്പാര്‍ട്ട്‌മെന്റ്, വില്ല എന്നിവയുടെ രജിസ്‌ട്രേഷന്‍, റിന്യൂവര്‍ ഫീസ് 1000ല്‍നിന്ന് 1500 ആക്കി. […]

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Local Governments and Decentralised Planning in Kerala

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Introduction The Decentralized Planning Process launched during the 9th Five Year Plan in Kerala under the provisions of the 73rd and 74th Amendment Acts was a unique experience in the country and received remarkable appreciation. The process named as People’s Planning Campaign initiated with huge participation of people in the Planning Process was restructured and […]

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Capacity Building

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Introduction In order to ensure that there is high value added in the economy, capacity building, skill enhancement and development of Science and Technology has to be emphasized as they provide the foundation for high productivity of all resources.Since capital is scarce, its optimum use has also to be ensured through good project structuring and […]

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External Sector

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Introduction Improved global activity and pick up in world trade volume has revived India’s export performance. The sustainability of the trade performance would depend on pace of economic activity within the country. Kerala is a major contributor to India’s external trade and has an important role in the export prospects of the nation. Tourism sector […]

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Infrastructure

March 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Introduction Infrastructure development boosts economic growth and integrates regions, states, nations and world as a whole. Poor infrastructure results in additional costs in terms of time, effort and money for accessing essential services viz, Health, Education, Power, Water and so on. The inadequacy of infrastructure has been considered as a major concern in Kerala, limiting […]

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