Updated February 28th, 2024 at 08:48 IST

Bill Gates in Odisha: Microsoft Co-Founder to Meet CM Patnaik and Attend Several Programmes Today

Besides meeting the Chief Minister of Odisha, Bill Gates will be attending functions related to the Jaga Mission, Mukta scheme and Mission Shakti.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Bill Gates to visit Odisha on February 28 | File Photo | Image:PTI
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Bhubaneshwar: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates arrived in Odisha late Tuesday night. The billionaire and philanthropist is scheduled to meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. 

The Gates Foundation India, taking to X, announced, "India has made significant strides toward enhancing economic growth, technological advancement, and social development. Watch the video to know why this makes our co-chair, @BillGates, inspired to visit the nation again."

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Besides meeting the Chief Minister of Odisha, officials said Bill Gates will be attending other functions related to the 'Jaga Mission' (scheme for development of slums), the 'Mukta' scheme (localised employment opportunities for the urban poor), and 'Mission Shakti.'

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After 2017, the Odisha government's Department of Agriculture and Farmer Empowerment, and the Fisheries and Animal Resource Department have collaborated with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for innovation in data-driven decision-making.

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Published February 28th, 2024 at 07:32 IST