Out of total population of 19.98 crore, over 6 crore Aadhaar numbers were generated in Uttar Pradesh by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Earlier this year, Uttar Pradesh was included among the four new states allocated to UIDAI for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolments.
Aadhaar facilitates “anytime, anywhere” online authentication of an individual through universal verification of one’s identity based on the demographic and biometric information of an individual, thereby eliminating any chance of duplication or fraud. This enables the 6 crore Aadhaar number holders of Uttar Pradesh to avail services such as opening a Bank account, obtaining a SIM card, a PAN card, an LPG connection etc.
Currently more than 2.5 lakh residents are enrolled per day in Uttar Pradesh through 5,781 active enrolment stations deployed in 71 districts of the State. The pace of enrolments will further accelerate with engagement of Enrolment Agencies by the State Registrar.
Till now, the UIDAI has issued more than 70.7 crore Aadhaar numbers. Nine States/UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh have crossed 90 percent Aadhaar coverage. Moreover, seven states/UTs have Aadhaar coverage of between 70 and 90 percent.