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Biometric Project Gives Millions of Indians an ID

20 Sep

If governments and Big Business weren’t institutionally corrupt, these humans wouldn’t need any ID.

From: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/08/ff_indiaid/

It takes about 10 minutes to enter someone into the Aadhaar database.It takes about 10 minutes to enter someone into the Aadhaar database.
Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik

More than 1.2 billion indians will be in the system—the biggest biometrics database on earth.More than 1.2 billion indians will be in the system—the biggest biometrics database on earth.
Photos: Jonathan Torgovnik

.Getting the poor into the system is a huge benefit, says Nandan Nilekani.
Getting the poor into the system is a huge benefit, says Nandan Nilekani.
Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik

Many Indians' finger pads have been worn smooth by years of manual labor.Many Indians’ finger pads have been worn smooth by years of manual labor.
Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik

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