Melinda Gates meets Mayawati
BS Reporter | 2010-03-25 02:20:00
Microsoft founder Bill Gates' wife Melinda Gates, who also heads Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation, today called on Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati in Lucknow.
The Foundation supports several social sector programmes, mainly
family welfare, health and poverty alleviation, in several Indian
Ms Mayawati's millions
During the course of the meeting, Melinda assured the state government
for investing Rs 250 crore in programmes of child and women welfare in
UP. Besides, the Foundation would also explore for opportunities of
partnership in social sector with the state government.
According an official state government communique, Melinda informed
the Foundation was supporting programmes to the tune of Rs 500 crore
in the country and UP was its largest beneficiary.
Mayawati flouts RBI norms
Melinda was accompanied by senior officials of the Foundation, while
UP advisory council chairman Satish Chandra Mishra and chief secretary
Atul Kumar Gupta were also present.
She also visited a small village in Rae Bareli district.
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