INDIA STATS : Aadhar makes impressive progress in Maharashtra
More than 40 crore Aadhar numbers issued till end of July 2013.
Andhra Pradesh top performer, followed by Maharashtra.
New Aadhar enabled services to help residents to authenticate identity anytime, anywhere.
Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI has reiterated that the target of 60 crore Aadhaar enrolments will be achieved by 2014. More than 40 crore 29 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been issued till date and the process is continuing at a healthy pace. Only in the month of July, 2013, about Two Crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated. It has also announced the setting up of permanent enrolment centres in various states to enroll residents who have been either left out in earlier enrolment drives or for those who wish to update their Aadhaar data. Recently, UIDAI also unveiled three new Aadhaar-Enabled Services viz. Authentication services using Iris, Authentication service using One Time Pin and eKYC ( Electronic-Know Your Customer) service, all of which have been developed to empower residents to authenticate anytime, anywhere using a digital platform.
State-wise Aadhaar generated data until 31st July ’2013 (large states)
State Aadhaar Generated
Andhra Pradesh 65,941,390
Madhya Pradesh 27,773,394
Tamil Nadu 24,452,774
West Bengal 19,475,326
Uttar Pradesh 11,913,950
Himachal Pradesh 5,887,076
Jammu and Kashmir 138,661
PIB Mum/Source: Planning Commission/19.8.2013