BRITAIN gave £2.3billion in aid to India from 2016 to 2021 despite ministers vowing to stop sending taxpayers’ cash there, an independent probe found.
Britain gave £2.3billion in aid to India from 2016 to 2021 – pictured Rishi Sunak with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi[/caption]
But since then money has been sent through other channels, according to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact.
“However, we found that the portfolio wasn’t coherent and that the development rationale for it wasn’t clear.
“And while we appreciate that democracy and human rights in India is a sensitive area for the UK, we were surprised to find out that the UK had largely ceased supporting work at the local level.”
The report urged Ministers to focus aid on a “limited” number of areas which can help India’s poorer population.