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How is aid money spent in India?

How is aid money spent in India?
Key Info
  • How is aid money spent in India?
  • Duration: 03:41
  • India received almost £300m in aid from the UK in 2009. Reporter Humphrey Hawksley investigates how money from Britain is spent in Mumbai in 2010. The city's slum dwellers desperately need access to good sanitation, and this is where some of that aid money is spent. While public toilet blocks have been built, there are still areas without toilets, despite the efforts of local people who campaign to improve their conditions. Jokin Arputham from the National Slum Dwelling Foundation claims that the site for a potential toilet block was sold on the black market, and so no toilets were built. Andrew Mitchell MP says that there has to be more transparency and accountability on the way aid money from Britain is spent. Gareth Thomas MP says that checks are performed to make sure the money reaches its intended target. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 19 March 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Patterns and Processes

  • Keywords: India, aid, sanitation, Mumbai, toilets, community, poverty, slum, health, development, third world, developing world, citizenship, PSHE
Ideas for use in class
  • In literacy – persuasion, discussion, journalism, poetry and letter writing - to campaign for better sanitation. Geography – looking at global links between communities, why do we give aid money to other countries?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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