One Billion Digitally Identified Indians


obdiiIndia is rolling out the largest and most technologically ambitious national identity scheme in the world. It aims to enrol each of the country’s billion residents with a unique identity number using biometric data from their fingerprint and iris scans.

Mukti Jain Campion reports from India on the hopes and fears sparked by the scheme and the global interest it has attracted.  (1 x 28′)

First broadcast July 2013 BBC Radio 4

Producer Mukti Jain Campion    Executive Producer Charles Miller

Radio Choice: The Radio Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, The Mail on Sunday, The Observer

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