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CEERI develops plastic waste sorting equipment
By d-sector Team  | 10 Dec 2009

World Bank increases aid for Rajasthan
By d-sector Team  | Jaipur | 09 Dec 2009

Delhi's carbon emission one-third of London's
By d-sector Team  | New Delhi | 09 Dec 2009

Karnataka's forest cover may increase up to 33 per cent
By d-sector Team  | Bangalore | 09 Dec 2009

E-marketing scheme for Rajasthan farmers
By d-sector Team  | 09 Dec 2009

Legalise prostitution if govt can't curb: Supreme Court
By d-sector Team  | 09 Dec 2009

India won't compromises on Doha talks: Sharma
By d-sector Team  | 09 Dec 2009

Leaked Danish draft creates flutter at Copenhagen
By d-sector Team  | Copenhagen | 09 Dec 2009

US not forthcoming about Doha talks: British official
By d-sector Team  | 09 Dec 2009

Arab world fairs badly in human rights
By d-sector Team  | Cairo | 09 Dec 2009

Rights clubs for Karnataka children
By d-sector Team  | 08 Dec 2009

Violence continues to haunt Afghan women
By d-sector Team  | 08 Dec 2009

Nigeria is among the most unequal countries: UNDP
By d-sector Team  | 08 Dec 2009

Financial crisis will push millions into poverty: World Bank
By d-sector Team  | 08 Dec 2009

Tata launches world's cheapest water purifier
By d-sector Team  | Mumbai | 08 Dec 2009

Slow vaccination hinders 2010 targets: UNICEF
By d-sector Team  | 08 Dec 2009

Pakistan to encourage solar water heaters
By d-sector Team  | 07 Dec 2009

Child protection body demanded in UP
By d-sector Team  | 07 Dec 2009

Activists allege malnutrition deaths in Madhya Pradesh
By d-sector Team  | 07 Dec 2009

Kolkata Raj Bhavan to run on solar power soon
By d-sector Team  | 07 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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