Govt expenditure on Aadhaar project Rs 5,630 crore

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Aadhaar-cardGovernment has so far spent Rs 5,630 crore on UID project and generated as many as 78.65 crore Aadhaar numbers under the scheme.

“The approved outlay for UID Scheme is Rs 13,633.22 crore for the period 2009-2017. The total amount spent on the project up to February 28 is Rs 5,630.48 crore,” Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. He further informed the House that a total of 78.65 crore Aadhaar have been generated in the country as on March 10.

The Unique Identification Authority of India came into existence in January 2009.

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