Over 6 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued in Uttar Pradesh by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) so far, out of a total population of 19.98 crore. The State was among the four new States allocated to UIDAI for Aadhaar enrollments earlier this year. Currently more than 2.5 lakh residents are enrolled per day in Uttar Pradesh through 5,781 active enrollment stations deployed in 71 districts of the State.
The UIDAI has, till date, issued over 70.7 crore Aadhaar numbers across the country. Nine States and UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh have crossed 90 percent Aadhaar coverage, while a further seven States and UTs have Aadhaar coverage of between 70 and 90 percent.
The 6 crore Aadhaar number holders of Uttar Pradesh can now avail many services with their Cards such as opening a bank account, obtaining a SIM card, a PAN card, an LPG connection, etc. More services are likely to be available on Aadhaar in the coming days.
Aadhaar facilitates ‘anytime, anywhere’ online authentication of a resident 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.