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Aadhaar has enrolled one –fourth of UP’s residents, Crosses 5 Crore mark

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has enrolled one-fourth of the Uttar Pradesh population having generated more than five crore Aadhaar numbers against a population of 19.95 Crore of Uttar Pradesh (as per Census 2011). UIDAI crossed the Five Crore mark in Uttar Pradesh this week in its second phase, which was started for residents of Uttar Pradesh through various non-State registrars (Banks, NSDL, et al) and their enrollment agencies in March 2014.

In its accelerated enrollment efforts, UIDAI has been enrolling at present more than two and a half lakh residents per day through over 5000 enrollment kits deployed by 55 Enrollment Agencies in 69 districts of Uttar Pradesh. UIDAI is taking adequate steps to deploy more enrollment kits to meet the targets of maximum enrollments at the earliest.

Widespread awareness has been generated to motivate the residents to approach their nearest enrollment centre to take up Aadhaar enrollment which is available free of cost.

With the 68 crore strong resident database, the Aadhaar identity platform has been serving users ranging from MNREGA workers, PDS, remittance and scholarship beneficiaries, etc. – all using their Aadhaar number to avail benefits through authentication. Aadhaar authentication is a novel and state-of-the-art method of enabling Aadhaar holders establish their identity in a full digital manner.