05, May 2015
MHA looking into funding of major Indian health body
After turning the screws on Greenpeace India and the Ford Foundation, the home ministry has now turned its gaze on to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the eponymous non-governmental organisation founded and run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda.
A senior official told ET that the ministry was looking into the foundation’s role into the funding of a prominent Indian health body following inputs received by it from intelligence agencies, but insisted that the exercise was an informal one and in preliminary stages. “It is not a formal inquiry. It’s only a look into the affairs after certain information has come to our notice and we are in the process of checking it out,“ the official said on the condition of anonymity.