In a bid to plug loopholes in the implementation of welfare schemes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched the nationwide Aadhaar Enabled Service Delivery from Dudu in Rajasthan. “In the states like Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the people are now getting ration directly from ration shops, without any fraud. These cards also help the government to ensure that the subsidies and other allowances reach the correct beneficiary” said Sonia Gandhi. “Government has never been reluctant to provide subsidy to the poor. But it is facing difficulty to make sure that those benefits reach the correct persons. The Aadhaar card will help the government in ensuring that subsidy reaches its intended beneficiaries directly and the poor will not have to run from pillar to post to claim their rights”. “We had launched this project with great expectations and we are happy that we experience its benefits today. I am sure that the government will continue the dedicated and determined efforts to make this programme a big success, learning from the past mistakes and shortcomings” added Sonia Gandhi.