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In the Global Corruption Index, a survey of 133 nations conducted by TI (a Berlin-based anti-graft watchdog),
There are four states in this category.
Jammu & Kashmir
According to the survey, police department in all these states tops the corruption chart, followed by others — including the forest department, land records/registration and housing.
Electricity, banking, education, water supply and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme fell under the other corrupt services.
Nepotism and corruption are very conspicuous in this state.
Very Highly Corrupt:
It has one of the fastest growing economies in the country with a booming IT sector as its backbone, still it is a very highly corrupt state.
This state has a lot to offer as far as tourism is concerned. It stands strong with forts to guard its periphery, yet it has to fight tooth and nail to curb the growing corruption.
The fact that the state is categorized as being ‘Very Highly Corrupt’ is quite surprising as Tamil Nadu is also one of
It is one of the fastest growing states but is a victim of long time neglect due to which corruption is rising here.
It is one of the richest states in the country with major projects like Reliance industries backing it. It also has a rich and flourishing agricultural sector, and is also blessed with rich mineral ore.
It was carved out of
It is one of the most literate states of the country. The standard of living in Kerala is among the best in
Mineral –rich Orissa has been on the forefront of privatization and economic reforms despite the high levels of poverty. Even this could not save it from being in the Highly corrupt category.
This state has emerged as a major IT hub. This sector has generated large-scale employment in the urban areas of the state.
Haryana is the home of major IT and BPO firms. It is also a huge manufacturing base for many a global company, having received a massive amount of foreign direct investment. The state’s business-friendly policies have seen it grow on all parameters of economic development. It is also one of
This state lies in the lap of nature and attracts thousands of tourists. The state also has mega hydro-electric projects.
It is one of the richest states with agriculture as its mainstay.
This state was carved out of UP. Uttarakhand is blessed with natural beauty that helps promote tourism. It also has many dams where it seeks investment to set up huge power projects.
Being economically backward, the state becomes a hotbed for corruption. West Bengal, despite its problems, is one of the fastest growing states in