Despite a 10% decrease from the last year, as per the new national corruption report, bribery is still a major concern as one in every two people in India have paid some kind of bribe in the past year.
A survey conducted by social media platform LocalCircles and independent anti-corruption advocates Transparency International India (TII), found that incidents of bribery have reduced by 10% over the past year.
A press release from TII quotes, "Corruption, over the last several decades has been a part and parcel of daily life in India."
The published survey gathered 190,000 responds across 20 states of India. Around 24% of respondents have admitted that they had paid bribes several times in the past 12 months, while the remaining 27% said they did it only once or twice.
The biggest sectors of corruption were property registration and land issues. Around 19% of respondents said that they had paid most of their bribes to police in the past year.
The new measures by government are "starting to show some effects," the report said.
As per the Transparency International, India has a score of 41 on a scale of public sector corruption, with 0 being highly corrupt and 100 being clean.
If people decide not to perform the malpractice and government make the rules way more strict, corruption can be easily eradicated from the county.