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Half of Indians to get UI nos in 5 & a half yrs: Nilekani

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 00:36

Patna: About half of the country`s total
population will get their Unique Identification numbers within
the next five and half years, Chairman of Unique Identification
Authority of India (UIDAI), Nandan Nilekani said on Tuesday.

The number of the people who would get the numbers would
be over 600 million, Nilekani told reporters here.

To a question, the co-founder of INFOSYSY said the
authority would begin providing the 16-digit number to the
people of Bihar in the next 18 months.

Expressing satisfaction over Bihar`s progress in
Information Technology and lauding schemes like E-shakti, he
said "it is a good sign that the state government is giving
due importance to biometric projects."

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 00:36
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