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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, accompanied by state government officials, paid a visit to a slum in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:28/2/24: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, accompanied by state government officials, paid a visit to a slum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Wednesday morning, engaging with its residents. His visit to the Biju Adarsh Colony in the Maa Mangla Basti involved not only checking on the well-being of the inhabitants but also interacting with women’s self-help groups (SHGs) active in the area. Different departments of the state government work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Anu Garg, the State Development Commissioner, highlighted the amenities provided to the slum dwellers, including land rights, access to tap water, sanitation facilities, and electricity. G Mathi Vathanan, the State Urban Development Secretary, mentioned about Gates’ discussions with beneficiaries of various government welfare initiatives. A resident of the colony shared that Gates personally engaged with them, inquiring about the impact of the schemes on their lives.
“He wanted to know about our previous living conditions and how they have changed since,” she remarked. Gates is slated to meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik later in the day.

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