ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Quality of Work and Corruption

We care so little about the quality of assets in our public environment, poor quality being an outcome of corruption. When can we hope for a change? Some thoughts on corruption.

Walking along the roads and lanes of the city where I live, I am constantly struck by a peculiar sight. The footpaths—several of them laid not too long ago—are impossible to walk on. This is not because they are broken or missing. They are just unusable!

Let me explain. The pavements are laid out with interlocking bricks made of concrete. This is, of course, a great idea since these would be able to withstand the vagaries of the weather as well as other abuse. Excepting, they are laid out without levelling and strengthening the ground beneath them! The result is an undulating surface which is not just impossible, but positively dangerous, to walk on.

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