Almost Every Adult Has an Aadhaar Now

Those with Aadhaar numbers in India has crossed the landmark 2011 census figure. Nearly 92% of the population and almost every adult now has a unique identification number, if one goes by projected population figures as in 2018.

The 2011 census had put India’s population at 121.08 crore, while figures as on July 15 show 121.75 crore have enroled for Aadhaar. The Unique Identification Authority of India puts projected population of India as on date at about 133.5 crore.

“As per our calculations, almost every adult now has an Aadhaar – there are just about 35 lakh adults who have not enroled. This figure too is mostly in states like Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar work is not in full flow,” said a government official.

“With enrolment nearing saturation in adults, focus has gradually shifted to child enrolment (those below the age of 18) and managing updates to ensure currency of the Aadhaar database,” noted a recent UIDAI document outlining the new vision.

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