Lining up to register onto India's Unique Identity Number database
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India's UID scheme forges ahead

For the past two years India has been building the world's most sophisticated database of personal identities.

By the end of this year 600m Indians will have a Unique Identity Number (UID), aimed at improving access to welfare programmes, financial services and more.

It is a project that could serve as a model elsewhere in the world, as the BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 13 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia