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Phase 2 of Biometric Enrolment to Commence on June 8 in Kerala

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The pilot project of biometric enrolment being implemented in the State as part of the second phase of data collection for the National Population Register (NPR) will commence in the Kottayam Municipal area on June 8.

Census Director VM Gopala Menon said that the biometric data of every individual such as fingerprints, photographs and retina scan would be collected. Each individual would be provided their unique identification number in the next phase.

 The collection of data would be done with the technical assistance of the Palakkad unit of the Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI).

Special camps would be organised in each ward of the Kottayam municipal area for one month. Facilities are being put in place to ensure that as many as 5 to 10 persons can simultaneously submit their details at the camps. Nearly 125 officials have been deployed in the municipality as part of the project.

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