Does UK gives foreign aid to India and it is misused to build Statue of Unity?

Does UK gives foreign aid to India and it is misused to build Statue of Unity?

The aforesaid question  was raised in Quora and this was my answer (with few additions):

At the outset, please do stop sending money to India. As a matter of policy India stopped taking foreign aid two decades ago. But many Governments and agencies send money to NGO’s in India for specific projects. Not all money is spent on right purpose.

The biggest headache is the money sent for one purpose but used for CONVERSION to Christianity. Poor people allured by brute power of money start wearing cross and worshipping a deity of Jesus in place if traditional deity, not even knowing what it means. BTW the Jesus is often sitting in a YOGA posture.

In past few years GOI has cancelled accounts of 11000 such NGOs which had not filed the accounts of money received and expenditure thereof. But NGOs misreporting or cooking books are yet to be caught.

This was about aid to private agencies in India. Aid to a private agency is not the same as Government of India.

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