The Direct Benefit Transfer pilot for the Public Distribution system in Ranchi’s Nagri block in Jharkhand resulted in widespread exclusion and denial of food to some of the most needy in the state, as reported by the Right To Food Campaign in February this year. Aadhaar’s ghosts, that the government Read more…
Far from being a tool for enabling service delivery, Aadhaar actually enables nothing. On the contrary, the lack of an Aadhaar or a failure to validate Aadhaar can deny rightful recipients access to life essential services. From pensions to mid-day meals, Aadhaar being imposed recklessly is resulting in disenfranchisement of some of the most vulnerable citizens of the country.
Also see the map of Aadhaar exclusions.