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Gates lauds banking for poor, sanitation

Gates lauds banking for poor, sanitation
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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation and the ambitious scheme to bring the poor people under the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana.

New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation and the ambitious scheme to bring the poor people under the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari with Bill Gates and Melinda Gates at his residence in New Delhi on Friday.
Gates, who was accompanied by his wife Melinda, praised Modi's emphasis on community sanitation initiatives, and in particular, applauded his focus on providing toilets as a critical driver of child health, and a prominent factor in the safety and dignity of women and girls.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana also came up for discussion, with Bill and Melinda Gates appreciating the Prime Minister's prioritization of financial inclusion, and expressing support for his vision for access to financial services for all. Bill Gates also appreciated India's efforts in introducing four critical new vaccines in its Universal Immunisation Programme. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation expressed keenness to continue its partnership with India in this area.

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