From Dhenkanal to Bellary, job cards get smart

SMART CARDS PART III Rakesh Prakash & Bishnu Dash / Bangalore/bhubaneswar September 03, 2008, 1:16 IST Farm workers swiping biometric cards to receive their daily wages is all set to become a reality in Orissa and Karnataka villages. Both states are ready to distribute smart cards to ensure transparency in the disbursal of social security pension and payment of wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.