When millions of Indians access their food entitlements each month through the Public Distribution System - the largest food distribution network in the world, their access is mediated through a biometrics-based authentication system. How do beneficiaries of PDS navigate these biometrics-based systems to access their food entitlements? What tensions have the biometrics devices caused among dealers who run the PDS fair price shops? In this episode, we discuss these aspects and more with Prof. Preeti Mudliar drawing on her extensive work on the use of Aadhaar in India’s Public Distribution System.
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