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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation not under scanner: Govt

The government’s reaction came after reports in a section of media suggested that the Home Ministry was looking into the Foundation’s role in funding of a prominent Indian health body.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been involved in a number of projects in India. It also helped the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir last year. (Reuters)
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been involved in a number of projects in India. It also helped the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir last year. (Reuters)

Government today dismissed reports suggesting that the Home Ministry was looking into the funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Reports in a section of media about Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation coming under the scanner of Home Ministry is not based on facts. There is no such action,” Home Ministry spokesperson K S Dhatwalia said.

The government’s reaction came after reports in a section of media suggested that the Home Ministry was looking into the Foundation’s role in funding of a prominent Indian health body following inputs received by it from intelligence agencies.

Last year, both Bill and Melinda Gates were honoured with the Padma awards by the government.

The Foundation has been involved in a number of projects in India. It also helped the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir last year.

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