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India's higher education system has expanded dramatically, especially in the post-independence era and now has become the third largest system after USA and China. However, this system is disturbed by several problems, the most challenging of which is the need for the authorities to emphasize quality. Recognizing the importance of quality in higher education system and research the Ministry of Education, Government of India, has launched a programme called "ShodhShuddhi" that gives access to Plagiarism Detection Software to 1000+ Institutions. This paper investigates plagiarism and state-wise usage of the Shodhshushi project, which provides plagiarism detection software to institutions of higher learning throughout the nation.