Bill Gates believes India is winning the fight against poverty. In an interview with Swagato Ganguly, Gates, co-chair and trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, explained points from his annual newsetter, including why the eternal poverty of poor nations is a ‘harmful’ myth, how there’ll be almost no poor countries by 2035 — and huge milestones for India:
How do you see poverty reduction in India?
The proportion of poor in India fluctuated widely in the past, but overall the trend is downward. The government and its partners across sectors have done a great job with a number of programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and its impacts, including subsidising food and other necessities, increased access to loans, improving agricultural techniques and price supports, and promoting education and skill development.
More Indians Than Ever Before Live Healthy, Productive Lives: Bill Gates http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/international-home | By Swagato Ganguly | January 27, 2014