Indians Prefer Education, Jobs over Honest Govt: Survey

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 08:57 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Bangalore: Indians prefer good education, job opportunities and better healthcare in order to improve their lives, revealed the ongoing UN global survey ‘My World’. The survey began in January this year and around 80,000 people across India have taken part so far, reported Sidhartha Dutta for Hindustan Times.

It was noted that clean water and sanitation, affordable and nutritious food, and equality between men and women were rated four, five and six respectively among the list of things Indians want. An honest and responsive governing ranked a low eighth in India’s list, while political freedom ranked fifteenth.

As per the survey the top three demands globally are a good education, healthcare and an honest and responsive government. Better job opportunities figured fourth on the global list.

The survey was conducted on people across 194 countries. It asked citizens of all countries to select six key changes, from a list of 16 such as education, healthcare or job opportunities that they think will make a difference in their lives.

Recently Unicef also launched its mobile application that uses an Interactive Voice Response (IVR)-based system available in four languages, namely English, Hindi, Odia and Tamil. This made voting easier. Minar Pimple, regional director, Asia Pacific, UN Millennium Campaign was quoted by HT, saying, “Given the deep penetration of the mobile phone in this country, we are hopeful that millions of people will cast their vote.”

He then added, “After identifying the key problems affecting the people across the globe, the UN will develop a post-2015 agenda for the new Millennium Development Goals.”

It is noted that the results from the survey will be sent in the third week of September to the UN secretary general and discussed at the general assembly session in New York.

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