development, India, UID

India: UID milestone

Aadhaar world’s largest biometric ID system (Times of India)

The Aadhaar card has emerged as probably the world’s largest biometric identification programmes in the world with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issuing nearly 82 crore cards.

1 crore = 10,000,000

We haven’t been spending as much time on issues of economic development as we have at other times in the past, but India’s major ID initiatives are creating a lot of opportunities to lift millions out of poverty.

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