World’s biggest biometric ID scheme forges ahead

BBC News

The world’s largest biometric identity exercise, which is taking place in India, is well on its way to reaching its target of half the country’s population, reports the BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder.

Jahangirpuri is one of the biggest slums in the Indian capital, Delhi, home mostly to rubbish pickers and daily wage labourers.

Today many of them are lined up outside a tiny, single-room office, waiting patiently.

As each one of them goes inside, two young men and women enter their details into a computer before they are photographed and their fingerprints and iris are scanned.

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