Indian Identity

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The government of India has embarked on a huge programme to give the whole population, 1.2 billion people, a unique identity number backed by fingerprint and eyeball scans. Peter Day
asks whether the ID scheme will cut poverty as it is intended to or, as critics allege, create a
Big Brother state.

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30 minutes

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Sun 21 Apr 2013 21:30

Contributors to this programme include:

Nandan Nilekani

Head of the UID programme and former head of Infosys

 

Praveen Chakravarty

Investment banker

 

Shoma Chaudhury

Managing Editor, Tehelka magazine

 

JT D’Souza

.. runs IT company, security/technologyexpert

 

Ram Ramakumar

Professor Tata Institute Social Sciences (anti UID)

 

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission

 

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