AP set to become first state to roll out Aadhaar-based services
Andhra Pradesh is racing to become the first state in the country to roll out Aadhaar- based services.
The centre has informed the state authorities that five districts -- Hyderabad, Chittoor, East Godavari, Ranga Reddy and Anantapur -- have been identified for initiating certain government schemes based on Aadhaar (unique identification number) on a pilot basis.
Andhra Pradesh has achieved an enrolment of 5.20 crore people, accounting for 26 per cent of the country-wide enrolment figure.
This was informed at a high-level review meeting chaired by chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
A release from the chief minister's office (CMO) said Andhra Pradesh has a population of 8,46,65,533 and the total enrolment in the state so far is 5,20,09,331 (61 per cent).
The total number of Aadhaar cards generated is 4,49,89,401 (86 per cent of the enrolment), while letters have been delivered to 3,65,69,376 others, it said.
The chief minister agreed to a proposal of total enrolment for Aadhar in the next few months, the release added.
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