KOZHIKODE: Lack of proper support from local bodies in the district is likely to be a stumbling block for the operation of mobile aadhaar enrolment unit launched by the district administration in association with the district Akshaya mission, the first district-wide e-literacy project in India started in Malappuram. The Akshaya officials were able to carry out mobile service only twice after the formal launch of the mobile unit.
According to the officials with Akshaya, they will be able to go on field visit for aadhaar enrolment only if the local bodies concerned arrange vehicle and coordinate the Accredited social health activists (Asha) workers and palliative care workers. Mobile aadhaar enrolment unit was launched in the district on September 26 with the aim to enrol all the bedridden patients. According to the statistics available, the mobile unit has so far enrolled 38 aged inmates of the government old age home at Vellimadukunnu and 16 bedridden patients at Koduvally municipality.
Besides, the unit has also enrolled 120 children below the age of six years by organizing mobile camp at Mathottam, Marad and Arakkinar in the city corporation limit.
“We are collecting finger print and other details of the bedridden patients by visiting their houses with the help of the local body. It is time consuming compared to the aadhar enrolment camps,” said an official with Akshaya.
According to the statistics available, 32 lakh persons in the district have already enrolled for aadhaar. Of the total number of enrolled persons, 19 lakh were enrolled through Akshaya centers and the remaining with the help of other agencies.