Gates Foundation to be Scrutinized by Govt.

  • The Indian government will closely scrutinise the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF) methods of donations in India.
  • The announcement was made after an international report accused the foundation of influencing government policies in favour of multinational pharmaceutical companies.
  • In June last year, the Modi government cracked down on NGOs receiving foreign funds, cancelling licences of over 10,000 organisations.
  • The Gates Foundation was not affected as it is not registered under the FCRA, which in itself is a violation, say experts.