According to the Ministry of Labour of Employment, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) has been successfully implemented in 25 states of the country. Smart Cards were RSBY's way of providing cashless insurance of upto 30,000 INR per-year, to every family living below the poverty line. While the government is busy boasting about the "36 million families that were benefited by this scheme", Chunnu Hansda reports from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, on how the administration has failed to implement RSBY. Like many other schemes that were designed by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to help those stuck on the lowest end of economic change, in Hazaribagh, RSBY has failed those who needed it most.
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