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Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra

 Why is corruption growing?

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* While addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 76th Independence Day (August 15, 2022), PM Narendra Modi raised concern over corruption and nepotism, saying “corruption is…

Freebies good, tax subsidies bad 

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* On April 4, 2022, top bureaucrats are reported to have briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that some states could become cash-strapped like Sri Lanka or Greece due to the freebies they have announced. The…

The hogwash of poverty reduction

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* The ILO Declaration of Philadelphia, 1944 states “Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere.” Poverty, therefore, has implications for global stability which has been well appreciated by the…