Even as the Aadhaar programme is being challenged for its various fallacies in India, the neighboring Philippines is all out to implement the programme in its modified version.
Carlos Garcia Dominguez III, Philippines’ Secretary of Finance, said that his country is now looking to implement the slightly modified version of the Aadhaar.
He was speaking at a special lecture on ‘Achieving Goal 2 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – Zero Hunger’ at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation.
Even the Prime Minister Modi was praised by the visiting dignitary Dominguez.
The Minister termed the Indian premiere as very impressive man and who is knowledgeable and forceful.
He went on to add that it was imperative to adopt digital technology for growth and development.
He said the country will look at financial inclusion by opening bank accounts for citizens and enabling digital payments.
He went on to add that the country was striving to eradicate poverty and hunger, in line with the UNs’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Dominguez said that Philippines was committed to reducing the poverty incidence from 22 per cent to 14 per cent by 2022.>