Britain to end aid to India from 2015

Britain is preparing to end its aid programme to a booming India and is unlikely to renew its commitment after 2015, a media report said .Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, has made it clear that his department’s £1.6 billion programme for the former colony is in its final phases and will be wound up as the Indian economy booms and its own efforts to alleviate poverty become increasingly effective, according to the British press. “We are walking the last mile with them,” he said. At present the government has publicly committed to funding aid programmes in India until 2015. “The fact is we didn’t mess around. . . We won’t be there for ever,” he was quoted as saying.

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