Britain faces mounting pressure to end Indian aid
London: British government is facing renewed pressure to halt its aid to India at the earliest after latest figures showed the latter`s economy is set to grow by 6.5 percent next year and 7.2 the year after.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening has already announced Britain`s 280 million pounds (over $448 million) annual handout to India would end in 2015.
It followed an outcry that British taxpayers` cash was being lavished on an increasingly well-off country with its own space programme and nuclear weapons, Daily Express reported Saturday.
The latest projections of India`s GDP growth, by investment bank Goldman Sachs, prompted calls for the aid programme to be stopped forthwith.
Robert Oxley of the TaxPayers Alliance said: "Justine Greening rightly ended Britain`s aid programme to India, but, given its economic performance, those projects should be brought to an end now, not in 2015. It is totally unacceptable."
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