NEW DELHI: Union dwelling minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged Microsoft founder and philanthropist Monthly bill Gates to concentration on acquiring Indian villages into ‘model villages’ by initiating new systems in fields of agriculture and sanitation.
Singh, all through his conference with Gates, co-chairperson of the Monthly bill & Melinda Gates Basis, appreciated the several welfare performs being undertaken by the US donor in India. The dwelling minister asked for Gates to grow its wellbeing consciousness programmes in India and produce “model villages” so that the nearby people today get motivated. Gates, on his component, spelled out the several systems being adopted by them in the discipline of agriculture and sanitation.
The conference will come even as the Gates Basis-funded Indian NGO, General public Health and fitness Basis of India (PHFI), was stripped of its licence to acquire overseas funds previously this calendar year around violations of the International Contributions Regulation Act, 2010.
The Gates Basis was just one of the donors to this NGO. The dwelling minister appreciating several welfare performs being undertaken by it hinted that the PHFI controversy has had no effect on Gates Foundation’s partnership with the Indian authorities.
The two Monthly bill and his wife Melinda Gates were awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second best civilian honour, by the Modi authorities in 2015.
According to a PTI report, a Gates Basis spokesperson, when requested no matter if the issue linked to cancellation of
PHFI’s FCRA licence came up for discussion on Thursday, denied that nearly anything “of that type was mentioned.”