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India to do census of disabled children
By d-sector Team  | 22 Dec 2009


Vietnam to increase 1,000 PhD scholarships
By d-sector Team  | 22 Dec 2009


Arms trade on the rise in Kenya
By d-sector Team  | 22 Dec 2009


Punjab farmers add income from dairy
By d-sector Team  | 22 Dec 2009


Children appeal maoists to spare schools
By d-sector Team  | 22 Dec 2009


Bihar farmers to learn latest techniques
By d-sector Team  | 21 Dec 2009


Kozhikode citizens unite to revive dying river
By d-sector Team  | 21 Dec 2009


UK pledges 120 mn to stabilise Pak economy
By d-sector Team  | 21 Dec 2009


Four vaccines to be commercialised by 2012
By d-sector Team  | 21 Dec 2009


Awareness drive to save River Ganga
By d-sector Team  | 20 Dec 2009


New railway terminal in Delhi to be disabled friendly
By d-sector Team  | 20 Dec 2009


Punjab Govt to clean rivers
By d-sector Team  | 18 Dec 2009


Chandigarh to have solar rickshaws
By d-sector Team  | 18 Dec 2009


Maoists threaten banks recovering farm loans
By d-sector Team  | 17 Dec 2009


Climate change severely hits Bangladesh and Nepal
By d-sector Team  | 17 Dec 2009


Spain commits $336 million for children
By d-sector Team  | 17 Dec 2009


Lifestyle diseases spreading in Bhutan
By d-sector Team  | 16 Dec 2009


India-Australia face-off in climate talks
By d-sector Team  | 16 Dec 2009


Bihar to have overseas employment bureau
By d-sector Team  | 16 Dec 2009


Sundarbans to be a tourist destination
By d-sector Team  | 16 Dec 2009


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Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

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