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Nuclear power at what cost?
By Shankar Sharma  | 30 Nov 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - Nuclear Energy

Let there be light
By Shankar Sharma  | 04 Nov 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - National Policies and Programmes

London hosts cyberspace security conference
By d-sector Team  | 01 Nov 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Infocomm - Internet

Melbourne most liveable city, Mumbai among the worst
By d-sector Team  | 30 Aug 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Urban Development - Studies

Dark clouds over coal based power
By Shankar Sharma  | 26 Aug 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - Conventional Sources

India ideal for renewable energy
By Shankar Sharma  | 27 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - Renewable Energy

Web expanding into rural India
By d-sector Team  | 26 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Infocomm - Internet

Fund leakage in NREGS worries World Bank
By d-sector Team  | 22 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Rural Development - Livelihood Security and Employment

Major push for highways in northeast
By d-sector Team  | 20 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Transportation - National Policies and Programmes

Energy or illusion?
By Shankar Sharma  | 10 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - Nuclear Energy

Maximum road accident deaths happen in India
By d-sector Team  | 06 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Transportation - Road and Rail

Village postman gets social security
By d-sector Team  | 04 May 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Infocomm - Postal Services

Not willing to learn
By Pandurang Hegde  | 06 Apr 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - Nuclear Energy

Still unclear on nuclear?
By Shankar Sharma  | 18 Mar 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Energy - Nuclear Energy

The urban burden
By d-sector Team  | 23 Feb 2011
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - Urban Development - Studies

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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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By Rina Mukherji
15 Aug 2013

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