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Dimensions of Crime and Corruption in India

A. Ranga Reddy (Editor)
Synopsis In very simply, corruption is defined as ‘Public office for private gains’. Corruption is a part of Indian Culture. We found that what is lacking is Political will. So, far, we have not encouraged and protected whistleblowers. In fact, this is the area, where India is ranked among the best in the world, but for wrong reasons. Still we retained the title of the most corrupt. India is among 55 of the 106 countries where corruption perception Index 2004, India shares this ranking with Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania and Russia. The most corrupt country is Bangladesh and Haiti. Once again, Finland has been judged the cleanest Country. Corrupted prevalent in Government agencies are at the highest level. Bribery in Government procurement related contracts and other activities cost Indian taxpayers a whopping $7000 million. Very often, it says corruption increases economic efficiency. It is actually a moral and ethical issue that has direct bearing on good governance. Corruption is anti-poor, anti-development and anti-nation. The solution is empowerment of people to manage the resources. Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsible and Transparent (SMART) governance is to be made mandatory at every level of development. Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization are expected to raise competition and reduce corruption. Empirical evidence shows that countries which are corruption-free have made rapid progress and have virtually eliminated hunger, poverty and unemployment. This humble book presents overview, operation, functioning, preventive and curative methods of inside enemy.
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About the author

A. Ranga Reddy

Dr. A. Ranga Reddy is Professor, Department of Economics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and has recently completed two projects. “An Assessment of Environmental Impact of Tungabhadra Project”, funded by UGC and “Revisting Punchalapalle Sundarayya’s Research Study on Agrarian Changes” in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, funded by ICSSR, New Delhi. He organized many lecture programmes and seminars on Sustainable Development, Wastage of Irrigation Water, Health Care Services Management and Banking Credit. So far he has published more than 50 papers and two books. He is a life member of several national professional bodies and Secretary of Madabushi Ananthasayanam Institute of Public Affairs, Tirupati. He was selected for Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme (1997) and visited Paris. In the same year, he presented a research paper on Rayalaseema in the International Conference held at University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. He received Meritorious Teacher award in 2000 from S.V. University, Tirupati.

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Title Dimensions of Crime and Corruption in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771867
length xxviii+695p., Figures; Tables; References; Index; 23cm.