“If we are able to provide every such person with a bank account, financial access will explode in India,” Mr Nilekani said. Considering the pace of enrolments for Aadhaar, there was a very real possibility that the number of bank accounts issued in the next four years will exceed the number of accounts banks have issued since India's independence, he felt.It's been a while since we checked in with India's UID project. Providing the world's poor with a verifiable identity is key to helping them through both government and market based initiatives.
Monday, December 13, 2010
UID effects: India sees a surge in bank accounts
Some 80% of people enrolling for biometric IDs want bank accounts (Economic Times, India)