Bill Gates in Odisha, set to attend various events

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates.

Bhubaneswar: Bill Gates visited Maa Mangla Basti here on Wednesday morning among many of his scheduled programmes in the day, which includes one on use of artificial intelligence for farmers.

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, who arrived in the Odisha capital on Tuesday night, would be meeting chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. He will also 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’, officials said.

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

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