MP govt to cover whole population under 'Aadhaar' by June

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government has set a target of providing Aadhaar number, a 12-digit individual identification number, to its entire 7.25 crore population by next June.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani held a meeting in this connection here last evening, an official release said.

It was also decided that those district collectors in the state, who are doing good work in this regard, would be awarded at the national as well as state levels, it said.

"Aadhar will not only accelerate pace of schemes, but will also eliminate chances of irregularities," the release quoting Nilekani said.