Fingerprints for food subsidies
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Fingerprints for food subsidies

The Indian government provides subsidies on food grains and cooking gas for the poor through the Public Distribution System. The government in Panchkula District, Haryana is piloting a biometric system which recognizes fingerprints in place of the traditional ration cards in order to avoid duplication and misuse of these subsidies. (Archana Thiyagarajan and Jean Tshering for The Washington Post)

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