Indians Prefer Education, Jobs over Honest Govt: Survey

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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Reader's comments(7)
1: Yes, true, that is why problem getting jobs except one state GUJARAT,
where I see honest government and because of that there are shortage of workforce, I see people have multiple jobs in Gujarat, job seekers coming from all over India to Gujarat.
Posted by:Nikhil - 01 Jun, 2013
2: Good one Am in opinion that on top all we must have compassion .
Posted by:veer kumar - 01 Jun, 2013
3: This goes to all idiots who said their jobs are most important. A transparent and honest govt is key to the progress of nation. Our jobs will not save our next subsequent generations but a transparent and honest govt can..that is of course, unless we all work together to establish one.
Posted by:Nikhil Dev - 29 May, 2013
4: Ruled by Ram Or Raavan,least bothered is the attitude of majority of educated who want only food and sex with comfort.
May God save our Great Bharat.
Posted by:Shyam - 29 May, 2013
5: govt should provide good governance that is internal and external security, justice etc. corruption free pro active administration and pro-people policies. education and healthcare can be managed by people khandelwal, adviser, nathdwara group of institutes, nathdwara, india.
Posted by:n m khandelwal - 29 May, 2013
6: This shows how the new generation are becoming selfish and don't care about the Nation.
Posted by:Anu - 29 May, 2013
Freedom Fighter Replied to: Anu - 30 May, 2013