Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa has requested Bill Gates to become partner in the
state`s Nutrition Mission and give it support.
In a letter, Yeddyurappa said his government had decided
to launch a comprehensive Nutrition Mission to address the
growing challenge of malnutrition among children in the state.
Karnataka government is in the process of setting up a
High Level Committee to draw up an operational strategy to
address the problem in the state.
The Committee would have inter-sectoral representatives
from government, NGOs, experts, academia, Panchayati Raj
institutions and private sector.
"In this connection, I have great pleasure in requesting
you as Chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to
kindly be our esteemed partner in the process of formulation
and implementation of the Karnataka Nutrition Mission and give
it support," the letter added.