Only 44pc trust government in India

Thursday, January 27, 2011

NEVADA - In India only 44 percent trust government, according to the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer findings.

Seventy percent in India trust business to do what is right, while only 44 trust government to do what is right, this trust and credibility survey points out.

India’s composite scoring came out to be higher than Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Canada; while lower than Brazil, China, and Mexico. Technology is still the highest trusted industry in India. Half of the people in India trust media to do what is right.

Trust in global companies headquartered in India has increased. Indian-based companies enjoyed a widespread increase in trust, shooting up by 17 points in Brazil, 15 points in Indonesia, and 13 points in each Japan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Trust in US-based multinationals moved up by 16 percent in India.istinguished Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, congratulated India’s usiness and companies for increase in trust/credibility.

Zed, who is Chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, further said although India was on track to become a global power, but her new prosperity had remained evasive for many. Despite economic miracle, many Indians still lived in desperate poverty. Inequalities in opportunities blocked poor people from participating in the growth process and they remained trapped in vicious cycle of poverty. It was blight on a country, which prided herself on having joined the league of hottest growth economies.

Rajan Zed urged India to wake up and deal with her monumental poverty crisis at an emergency level. He also appealed to India’s billionaires/millionaires, who had enormously benefitted from India’s economic growth, to pledge some of their wealth to charitable causes aimed at poverty eradication. (ANI)

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