Shocking! This is India's most corrupt state....

New Delhi: Centre for Media Studies has come out with a startling fact. Based on a study of 20 states it has come out with the version that Karnataka is the most corrupt state in India. Paying bribes for public services by the public has set this parameter.

The report estimated that the total bribe paid by households across 20 states and 10 public services was Rs 6,350 crore in 2017 as against Rs 20,500 crore in 2005. Karnataka was followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab.The survey covered 3,000 people from various walks of life.The report said around one-third of the households experienced corruption in public services at least once during the last one year in comparison to about 53% of households that admitted to paying bribes during a similar study in 2005.

The crown of clean image was proudly worn by Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chhattisgarh.