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Indian Govt. plans to set up thumb print ATMs in rural India

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The Indian Government is making easy to transact cash from ATMs in rural areas of India. The Government is planning to set 15 biometric ATMs at village kiosks in five districts across southern India.

 

Biometric ATMs are expected to serve about 100,000 workers who will use fingerprint scanners, rather than ATM cards and PINs, to obtain their funds. AGS Infotech will supply the first batch of ATMs to the five districts in India. Electronic banking will eliminate the middlemen, and provide a real increase in rural wages. The major security concern of implementing these ATMs is thumb print, which is major issue of security. Bhoomi, a widely accepted land-record program in the state of Karnataka, uses fingerprints to verify owners of land records.

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