Complete `Aadhar` coverage in Karnataka by June next: CM
Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said plans have been formulated to cover the entire state under the `Aadhaar` project by June next year.
He said 3.2 crore people have so far enrolled for `Aadhaar`, and 2.41 crore of them have been issued `Aadhaar` numbers.
"I had discussions with Nandan M Nilekani (Chairman of UIDAI, which is implementing the project). Our aim is to speed up the project and cover the entire state by June 2014," Siddaramaiah told the Assembly during Question Hour.
He said `Aadhaar` centres will be opened at `Hobli` (clutch of surrounding villages) level.
N Cheluvarayaswamy (JD-S), who raised the issue, highlighted the problems caused to the public, specially to the rural masses, as there is heavy rush at these centres.
He demanded that the number of `Aadhaar` centres need to be scaled up substantially.
According to the `Medium Term Fiscal Plan 2013-2017` tabled in the Assembly, government is setting up Karnataka Resident Data Hub (KRDH), which will be a repository of the unique ID of all residents of the state.
The government has started UID-based delivery through seeding of `Aadhaar` numbers for nearly 15 services offered by it in the districts of Mysore, Tumkur and Dharwad.
This aims to enable the government preventing pilferages in the system and ensure better targeting of benefits to residents of Karnataka.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: US army's joint exercise with Indian Army and their consolation on Uri attack
- DNA: Analysis of Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak
- PM Modi slams Pakistan govt during his speech in Kozhikode
- EPFO to launch new online system for pensions and PFs soon
- Donald Trump praises Hindu community's contributions to US
- Uri effect? India, Afghanistan bypass Pak to set up exclusive air corridor
- Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers 10 GB data at 1 GB rate
- Govt calls meet on Indus Water Treaty; Water Resources Ministry, MEA to brief PM Modi
- Five takeaways from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly