Corruption, its Causes and Solutions
Good morning, dear friends! I am Venkat. As a journalist and responsible citizen of India, it is my duty to shed light on the topic 'Corruption, its causes and solution'.
Corruption can be understood as misappropriation of government or public property or money. It is an unlawful and immoral act. How and why did corruption become so common in our country? India's colonial past has contributed in flourishing corrupt practices. Also, it is not difficult to visualise the relation between scarcity and corruption. Corruption exists especially because of the vested interests and greed of the people in power.
Whatever the reason may be, corruption is a major obstacle in the process of economic growth and modernisation of the nation. The need for an anti-corruption bill like Jan Lokpal has long been perceived now. But, in a democracy like India, the power the common man should not be underestimated. Constant vigil and intervention by the civil society is also required to bring positive changes in the country. Punishment must be increased and illegally amassed wealth must be recovered. As aware citizens, we must overcome our fears and work towards a corruption free society.