New Delhi : Amid off-and-on allegations about corruption and bureaucratic delays in dispensing funds to foreign countries, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has initiated a host of steps, including the setting up of a central aid agency, to inject greater transparency and swiftness in delivery systems.
"We believe in providing total transparency in all our operations. It s a fact that in the last four-five years India has emerged as one of the big donors among developing countries for less developed and smaller countries," Krishna told IANS in an interview.
"We have worked out a system to ensure transparency and will not be found wanting," he replied when asked about the oft-iterated allegations of funds diversion and delays in delivery of aid. The authorities in Bangladesh, for example, have often complained that the implementation of projects under the