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99.99% of Adults In India Have An Aadhaar Number, Says UIDAI

As per a book by the UIDAI, 99.99% of adults in India have an Aadhar number and they use it very often. Read on to know more about the latest education news here.

About Uses of Aadhaar In The UIDAI Booklet

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has stated a lot of important things about the usage of Aadhaar in India. As per the booklet, “99.9 percent” adults in the country have an Aadhaar number and also “use it at least once a month”.

99.99% of Adults In India Have An Aadhaar Number, Says UIDAI

Here’s what the booklet says

  • Aadhaar has become a “lifeline for the poor and marginalized”.
  • “80% of beneficiaries feel Aadhaar has made services like PDS, MNREGA, etc, more reliable,”
  • Current overall Aadhar coverage is 92.7%,100% coverage in adults 92.5% coverage amongst children between 5-18 years of age, and 25% coverage amongst children below five years.
  • For 8% of Aadhaar holders, it was the first Government Id they had ever received.
  • Till April 2022, over 77.25 crore Aadhaar IDs have been uniquely linked with the bank accounts on the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) mapper.
  • More than 1362.59 crore successful transactions have been done using the Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems (AEPS) platform across nearly 36.90 lakh micro-ATMs provided by 124 banks to date.
  • There was a 45% growth from 938.14 crore AEPS transactions in 2020-21.AEPS is used by Bank Mitras to avail banking services in remote locations.
  • 73.12 crore (92%) residents have linked Aadhaar with ration cards to avail rations through the Public Distribution System, and 27.94 crores (91%) residents linked Aadhaar with cooking gas connections for LPG subsidy through PAHAL (DBTL).
  • Aadhaar of 11.9 crore beneficiaries has been linked through the PM Kisan Yojana.
  • 57,000 Aadhaar kits are functional across the country through 165 active registrars and 484 active enrollment agencies.
  • 1.5 lakh postmen under India Post Payment Bank have also been approved to provide a mobile number update facility to Aadhaar holders.
  • UIDAI will continue to improve the Aadhaar Authentication Failure Rates and will work towards the international outreach of the Aadhaar architecture.

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