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Andhra Pradesh 4th most corrupt state in the country reveals survey

As per a recent survey by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) on Corruption in India in 2018, it has been revealed that Andhra Pradesh stands as the fourth most corrupt state in the country. While Tamil Nadu topped the list, the neighbouring state of Telangana came 2nd in the corruption perception index.

“States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, and Telangana have seen higher citizen
activism while state governments and civil society organizations need to motivate more
citizen activism in states like Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and
Madhya Pradesh,” the report


The study covered about 2000 households from 13 states-Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal. 11 public services — public distribution system (PDS), electricity, health, school education, water supply, banking services, police, judicial services, land/housing and transport and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS, only rural)- were covered under the report.

75% of the people, across the 13 states surveyed, felt that the level of corruption has increased or remained the same in the last one year, whereas 27% confessed to having paid a bribe to avail their public services.

“Corruption is a causative factor which contributed to turbulence in Assam, insurgency in Nagaland, the devastating terrorist movement in Punjab and separatist movement in Kashmir. Corruption causes disaffection among people and dissatisfaction with the system and has far-reaching consequences. In some cases, it can lead to toppling of governments,” Prakash Singh, former director general of police, Uttar Pradesh, was quoted

as saying.

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