An Aadhaar for Aadhaar?

So forgive me for instilling a dose of gloom into the current euphoria over Aadhaar and saying as clearly as possible that in order to prove Aadhaar's usefulness we are likely to have larger and larger government welfare programmes like the ambitious food security plan. What we should be discussing instead is the end of all centralised welfare schemes on the grounds that they have failed. But, then what use would Aadhaar be to anyone?

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