Bill Gates held a long meeting with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday when they agreed to extend and expand welfare projects being carried out by the charity that Gates runs along with his wife.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will continue for another five years its assistance to the state government in fighting Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), diseases that claim the lives of hundreds of children every year.
The CM said informed Gates about the immunisation programme launched by his government that has covered over 92 lakh children this year.
BMGF has also agreed to help in fighting Kala-azar in Kushinagar district.
A spokesperson said BMGF would provide soil testing technology spectroscopy to support the state government’s endeavour of increasing income of famers.