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UIDAI Enrolls Over 79 Lakh Children Under Bal Aadhaar Initiative In Last Four Months

The ministry said that this is part of a renewed effort to reach out to more children in the 0 to 5 age group under the Bal Aadhaar initiative and help parents and children avail multiple benefits

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The Unique Identification Authority has enrolled more than 79 lakh children in the 0 to 5 age group during the first four months (April to July) of the current financial year, said the Ministry of Electronics and IT in a statement. 

The ministry said that this is part of a renewed effort to reach out to more children in the 0 to 5 age group under the Bal Aadhaar initiative and help parents and children avail multiple benefits. 

"While 2.64 crore children in the 0-5 age group had Bal Aadhaar by the end of 31 March 2022, this number has increased to 3.43 crore by the end of July 2022," it added. 

Enrollments of children in the 0 to 5 age group in states like Himachal Pradesh and Haryana have already covered more than 70 per cent of the targeted age group, it added. 

The registration of children (0 to 5 age group) has also done exceedingly well in several other states and UTs including Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep.

 Overall, Aadhaar saturation at present is around 94 per cent. Aadhaar saturation among adults is almost 100 per cent, the ministry said. 


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