Corruption means dishonest or illegal behaviour especially those people in authority in our country. There is hardly anyone who is not well acquainted with the very word corruption; today each and every government sector of the country is rotten to the core because of the widespread practice of corruption by the people who are at the helm of power, by the officers, the clerks and so on. However, there are many reasons behind this galloping corruption and the reasons are not far or seek. Thirst for power, pelf, wealth and money is the root cause of corruption. Greed, avarice and dishonesty, nepotism and favouritisms also contribute to the cause of corruption. The consequence of corruption has a far reaching negative effect on socio-economic growth and baffled the various development programmes. By practicing corruption the corrupt are growing richer and richer and the poor are becoming poorer and poorer. The widespread practice of corruption should not be allowed to go uncontrolled. The corrupt people should be brought down with an iron rod. It should be checked , controlled and prevented at any cost so that the country get rid of this national malady and see the ray of hope of development and the people not involved in it can heave a sigh of relief and hope for the best and better days. They should be rewarded with due punishment. Even their wealth and money can be confiscated and they may be meted with lifelong rigorous imprisonment. The mass media, the papers, magazines, journals, articles and above all the consciousness of the enlightened people can play a vital role in curbing the galloping corruption. Proverb goes that example is better than precedence. So the necessary steps and punitive measures should be taken against the corrupted society. Finally, they should take such an unshaken determination that they would never take resort to corruption.
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