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Include AP in `Aadhar` pilot project: Rosaiah to Nilekani

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has requested the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to include the state for the pilot project `Aadhar` as it was ready with the resident data.



Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K
Rosaiah has requested the Unique Identification Authority of
India (UIDAI) to include the state for the pilot project
`Aadhar` as it was ready with the resident data.

In a letter to UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani today,
Rosaiah said the state has been at the forefront in
implementing e-governance projects and also has the
distinction of being the first in the country in using
biometrics for issue of ration cards to all families.

"The state has created a single integrated database
covering about 82 million residents. This database can be the
foundation for Aadhar as enrolment of all residents can be
done right away in accordance with the demographic and
biometric standards prescribed by the UIDAI," the Chief
Minister noted.

He recalled that the state has already entered into a MoU
with UIDAI for implementing the `Aadhar` project while two
districts - Medak and Krishna - have successfully completed
the Proof of Concept under the project.

"Andhra Pradesh is keen to use `Aadhar` to extend the
benefits of various schemes and services to everyone,
including people who have long been disadvantaged. I assure
you that our government will extend all possible support and
co-operation in making the project a grand success," Rosaiah
added.

-PTI

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