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India ‘diverts funds for poor to pay for Delhi games’

28 May 2010

Tens of millions of dollars have been diverted in India from schemes to fight poverty and used to fund Delhi’s Commonwealth Games, a report says.

The Housing and Land Rights Network pressure group says its report is based on official documents obtained under India’s right to information act.

The group says there should be an independent inquiry into how this was allowed to happen.

Government officials in Delhi say they are looking into the allegations.

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