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Indian Govt. plans to issue biometric cards to slum dwellers

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The Indian government is planning to issue biometric identification cards to slum people, who will need to produce it for all transactions involving government housing.

The cards will help the government in authenticating the identity of the rehabilitated slum residents who will get the biometric cards when they are handed over low-cost government housing. Under the Delhi Master Plan 2021, the government is planning to rehabilitate the city's slum dwellers in low-cost housing. The slum dwellers have to provide affidavits and other documents to prove their eligibility. Currently it is estimated that there are 600,000 households in shanty towns, or slums.

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