Bhubaneswar: The Unique Identification
Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday launched its Unique
Identification (UID) number project `Aadhaar` in Orissa.
All residents above the age group of one year shall be
enrolled in the project.
In a symbolic ceremony at Raj Bhawan, the state`s
first citizen Governor MC Bhandare was enrolled under the
project by Smart Chip Limited, an enrollment agency engaged by
State Bank of India which is acting as a registrar under the
`Aadhaar`, a project the government termed as the
"number for life", promises a dignified life to the poor in
the country. Once implemented, this unique scheme is expected
to change the social service delivery landscape forever
wherein all residents shall be identified through a capture of
essential demographics and biometrics such as fingers scan,
iris scan, digital photograph, etc.
The database of all residents of India shall be linked
with central and state government schemes which would benefit
all residents especially to people below poverty line by
identifying them and bringing them into the broader umbrella
of various government schemes.