India’s Identity Project

India’s most skilled administrators and programmers are undertaking an ambitious project: collecting the biometric information of 1.2 billion people and assigning each of them a unique 12-digit ID number. The number, along with a thumbprint, can verify the identity of any Indian, anywhere in the country, and help the most vulnerable citizens gain access to government benefits. "India’s Identity Project" is an interactive visualization by The New York Times that shares the thoughts about the program of some of the people that are already registered in the database.


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