According to Bill Gates, the idea is likely to become a reality next year. "The challenge will be to make it inexpensive," said Gates, as reported by TOI. Gates and his wife Melinda were in Delhi to talk about his foundation's work in India. Gates also expressed hope that it wouldn't be very hard to find investors for the venture. "Unlike the R&D on say malaria, this one will get investors from rich countries", he said.
Gates' foundation is actively involved in a number of charity works across the world. Last week, Gates pledged a record donation of $50 million charity for initiatives against deadly Ebola outbreak in Africa.
In Delhi, gates was interviewed by writer Chetan Bhagat who asked him if it was easy to be charitable in a nation where dharma dictates that one earn enough to feed seven generations of progeny.
gates replied, "It is for the first generation of fortune owners to decide that they don't believe in dynastic use of wealth. Then children say if dad gave away why should I stop".
"India is the worst hit in terms of child mortality but it is an easier country to work in. You have good roads so it is easy to reach people unlike, say Congo, where you cannot even get people to a clinic," said Gates.