Unique Identification Authority of India enrolled more than 79 lakh children under Bal Aadhaar initiative in the last four months

Unique Identification Authority of India has enrolled more than 79 lakh children under Bal Aadhaar initiative in the last four months. Children in the age group of 0 to 5 years are issued Bal Aadhaar. Aadhaar enrolment of children in this age group are carried out based on facial image of the child, and biometric authentication of the parent or guardian. Electronics and IT Ministry said, this is part of a renewed effort to reach out to more children under the Bal Aadhaar initiative and help parents and children to avail multiple benefits. The Ministry said, two crore 64 lakh children in the 0 to 5 age group had Bal Aadhaar by the end of 31 March this year, which has increased to three crore 43 lakh by the end of July, 2022.
Enrolments of children in this age group in states like Himachal Pradesh and Haryana have already covered more than 70 per cent. Registration of children has also done exceedingly well in several other states and Union Territories including Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep. The Ministry said, over all, Aadhaar saturation at present is around 94 per cent. Aadhaar saturation among adults is almost 100 per cent. The Ministry said, Aadhaar is now a catalyst of both, ease of living and ease of doing business.

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