Eighty nine per cent of people in Chhattisgarh have been issued Aadhaar card so far, officials stated.

Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Protection Department Officials informed that target population in Chhattisgarh for Aadhaar card registration is nearly 2. 70 crore, out of which registration of 2.61 crore people has been done.

Out of the total persons registered, 2,39 crore have been issued Aadhaar cards.

In Chhattisgarh, the process of Aadhaar registration is conducted by Registrar appointed by Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI).

Presently, 992 centres are functioning in the State for Aadhaar registration.

Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra are among 16 States/ UTs which have achieved more than 100 per cent adult population saturation in issuance of Aadhaar numbers with Delhi at the top of the listings, officials stated.

Till now, it is found that 93 per cent of the adult residents in India voluntarily acquired and possess Unique Identity – ‘Aadhaar’. To achieve universal Aadhaar coverage, the UIDAI is now focusing on Child enrollment, besides mopping up remaining persons, they stated.

UIDAI having issued first Aadhaar number on  September 29, 2010, has till date generated more than 92.68 crore Aadhaar in just five years time. This success has been possible due to people’s voluntary quest to empower themselves with the unique identity that is portable and authenticable online anywhere, anytime on a digital platform.

It has been established in no uncertain terms that nobody can fake anybody’s Aadhaar established identity on authentication. Hence, the targetted delivery of direct benefits under various welfare schemes and programmes became a dream come true with Aadhaar proving itself as a strategic policy tool for social and financial inclusion, increasing convenience and promoting hassle-free people-centric governance.