Corruption

corruptionCorruption permeates all levels of Indian society. Bloated bureaucracies, constant payouts, and siphoned resources prevent many services from running properly—or running at all. Despite this, many work to ease the burden of corruption within the structures in place. The diffusion of the internet has enabled people to share information and join others in the fight against the normalization of corruption. India’s Right to Information Act, enacted in 2005, allows citizens timely access to government information and financial records. This has furnished citizens with a new capacity to speak out against institutional corruption. In this section, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents report on corruption.

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PMAY: Corruption Brings Housing Construction to a Standstill in UP’s Village

 
/ May 1, 2019

Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna in Purva village, Uttar Pradesh, live in half-built houses while facing corruption and threats.

Meet the RTI Activist from Odisha who Pledges to End Corruption

 
/ November 5, 2018

Threatened and attacked for filing 200 RTI applications in 10 years, activist Nilamani Joshi continues undaunted.

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Corruption Plagues the World’s Largest Employment Guarantee Scheme

 
/ June 25, 2018

The Cooch Behar district administration has been felicitated for their commendable MNREGA work, but workers’ rights find no place in the celebration.

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Women Allege Corruption and Gender Discrimination in MNREGA

 
/ August 18, 2017

MNREGA officials take signatures on blank sheets, leaving women workers in the dark about their records and payment.

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The Green Guardians of Goa: A Citizens’ Movement Against a Brewery

 
/ May 8, 2017

In a tiny village in South Goa, people have come forward to protect the environment when the government is bending backwards to accommodate corporate interests.

Anganwadi without basic amenities and Water

 
/ March 2, 2017

“There is a toilet within the Anganwadi, but it is not fit for use.” The neglect faced by Moreng Uraav Ttoli Anganwadi Centre, which is considered as a model Anganwadi (courtyard shelter) centre in Gumli district of Jharkhand doesn’t just end at dysfunctional toilets. This model Anganwadi, which has 35...

Tribals refused land documents for 28 years despite Forest Rights Act

 
/ February 28, 2017

“They keep saying we will get it today or tomorrow. But we never do.” Despair is written all over Santuram’s face, as he shares his fight to right under Forest Rights Act with our Community Correspondent Khirendra Yadav. Farmers in Nevta village of Kondagaon development area in Chattisgarh have been...

Demonetization, Chaos and Closed Banks in Kupwara

 
/ February 22, 2017

Demonetization has been not very much influencing Kashmiris due to regular shutdowns. But, due to the non – availability of new currency notes at J&K Bank branches in Kupwara, people have been suffering badly.