While just 7 lakh households of the 76 lakh in these 18 districts have got their Aadhaar-based DBT, this is a great start in the short period the scheme has been in operation for, the number is likely to cross 10 lakh households by month-end. Right now, just 62% of those with LPG cylinders have Aadhaar numbersthis is expected to reach 80% in the next two months. And of those with Aadhaar numbers, just a fourth have bank accountsthis, in fact, poses a bigger challenge than getting Aadhaar numbers. While the authorities are confident they will be able to tackle the problem, maybe in a few months more than was initially planned for, the real issue is a different one. The UIDAI-based Aadhaar has proved it can deliver payments without any losses along the way. The question is whether the government has the will to extend the system to other areas. Its insistence on going ahead with the Food Security Bill and the refusal to use Aadhaar for making transfers for kerosene suggests the government is not fully convinced.