Corruption in India

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So how many of you know what is corruption? And position at which India stands in corruption? Well, India stands at 2nd position after China in corruption. So to define corruption in bookish terms is dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power. Corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government, or 'political', corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for his or her own personal gain. With a booming economy in the 2000s, it seemed like India was on the fast track to becoming a developed nation. However, recent slow growth has not only reigned in this optimism, but it has also revealed just how rampant government corruption is throughout the country. Major scandals in the telecommunications industry and the coal mining industry have come to light in the past year, rocking the country. Hundreds of billions of rupees of taxpayer revenue have been wasted as a result of such corruption, and many fear this is only the tip of the iceberg. Some reports suggest that as much as fifty percent of government money intended for welfare programs and subsidies ends up in the pockets of politicians, bureaucrats, and influential businessmen instead. With 600 million people living in poverty, 300 million living without electricity and 65 percent of the entire population under thirty-five years of age, most without any marketable skills, India cannot afford to waste any of its resources IT it WANTS to improve the welfare of its citizens. Friends, if India is ruined by corruption like this India ill never become a superpower by 2020 as said by our former president Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam. India is awake day and night and is striving towards success and prosperity but most of the hard work is eaten by the politicians, govt officials, and beaurocrats etc…. People like arvind kejriwal , anna hazare , kiran bedi ,...