The biometric collection in India associated with its National Population Register (NPR), a program being run by the Unique Identification Authority of India that includes the collection of photographs, fingerprints and iris scans during the 2011 Census, has received a poor response form the country’s citizens due to low awareness resulting from a lack of publicity, according to an E-Pao article.
The poor response has been disconcerting to those running the program as they rely on the participation from citizens through having them report to government offices for collection of their biometric data.
Despite the proper collection setup, on the first of three days in two separate villagesnobody showed up. Officials realized the fault likely lies with a lack of awareness due to 58 people showing up immediately following a publicity campaign to be processed.
NPR is divided into two phases with the first phase involving the collection of basic biographical information on individual citizens with a second phase involving the collection of biometric data to connect to the biographical data.
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