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NGOs demand action to save girl child
By d-sector Team  | 02 May 2011

Iodized salt consumption still low
By d-sector Team  | 02 May 2011

Half of USA population breathes polluted air, says report
By d-sector Team  | 28 Apr 2011

Chronic diseases pose big threat to humanity: WHO
By d-sector Team  | 27 Apr 2011

WFP delivers food and relief to Libyan civilians
By d-sector Team  | 26 Apr 2011

Bihar to have an 'agriculture cabinet'
By d-sector Team  | 26 Apr 2011

Bridge the gap between ‘two Indias': SC
By d-sector Team  | 21 Apr 2011

Teachers want chapter on Anna Hazare in text books
By d-sector Team  | 20 Apr 2011

AIDS death toll rises in China
By d-sector Team  | 20 Apr 2011

India's unborn children
By d-sector Team  | 19 Apr 2011

Incentive to industries for judicious use of water
By d-sector Team  | 19 Apr 2011

Indian urban kids becoming obese
By d-sector Team  | 18 Apr 2011

India sees maximum stillbirths in the world, says Lancet report
By d-sector Team  | 15 Apr 2011

Women panel to visit Maoist affected districts
By d-sector Team  | 14 Apr 2011

France bans Islamic face veil
By d-sector Team  | 11 Apr 2011

M.P. farmers receive support price in bank accounts
By d-sector Team  | 11 Apr 2011

Universities can promote gender equality: Ban
By d-sector Team  | 09 Apr 2011

Super bug detected in Delhi water
By d-sector Team  | 07 Apr 2011

Vague pictorial warning remains ineffective
By d-sector Team  | 05 Apr 2011

Maharashtra introduces audit of maternal deaths
By d-sector Team  | 04 Apr 2011

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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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