Will Growth Slow Corruption In India?
August 16, 2007 11:22pm CST
Now that India is playing an ever larger role in the world economy, the issue of corruption, in both the private and public sectors, is coming into sharper focus. Two scenarios are possible: As India's multinational corporations develop both economic and political muscle, they may act as a broom, sweeping corruption from the economic sphere. On the other hand, entrenched practices may prove the stronger force, and corruption could end up being a significant brake on India's economic rise. Read the whole article and post your comments here: http://www.forbes.com/2007/08/15/wipro-tata-corruption-ent-law-cx_kw_0814whartonindia.html The most corrupted sectors in India: Political Parties 4.3/5 Police 4.3/5 Business in the middle 3.2/5 Military is the least corrupted at 1.9/5 but still corrupted.
18 Aug 07
I very much doubt that growth will slow corruption in india. Corruption has been so much went deep into our system, it will be very difficult for those who are still struck inside it. At least this past generation and this generation will not be able to witness the non-corrupt india in the near future. Not sure whether it will change in the far future, only time will tell. But as far as politicians and burocrats are there, corruption is unavoidable in india, as the indian constitution has been made such a way and no one will come forward to change it and most of the political parties will oppose it. After Mahatma Gandhi and Kamaraj I have not seen or heard about any one politician who is not corrupt in india, corruption and politics goes hand in hand here and are inseperable. I feel that almost 100% of government employees are corrupt except a few decimal part of them who are not but those will be feeling like fish out of water with all those corrupt people around them and forcing them to do the same. But as you said, I want to see a 100% grown and corrupt free india in my lifetime at least (will this dream come true?), I hope so.