States across the country are taking steps towards providing digital identities to beneficiaries of their public distribution systems.
We examine the impact of transaction failures on the working of a biometric enabled payment system introduced in India to facilitate banking by the poor.
World over, anti poverty programs are designed to help the poor to tide over economic distress (Ravallion (2007); Besley and Coate (1992)).
The data privacy debate in India has evolved with respect to the government’s biometric identity programme, Aadhaar that enrols welfare-dependent.
Achieving ‘Zero Hunger’ by 2030 is a global priority. Government-managed food security programs are a major instrument for achieving this goal.