India saved over ₹90,000 cr via Aadhaar: UIDAI chief
India has so far saved over ₹90,000 crore with the use of Aadhaar, said UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana. On an average, around three crore people are using Aadhaar every day and it is primarily used for ration, pension, rural employment and scholarships, he said at an international conference on digital identity, with special focus on Aadhaar. “We have not spent even ₹10,000 crore on Aadhaar cards and related systems so far. But the savings are enormous. We were able to save ₹90,012 crore as on March 31 this year by using Aadhaar in some of the schemes such as PDS. “We were able to weed out bogus and duplicate beneficiaries by using Aadhaar,” he added. He also said 121 crore residents have so far enrolled for Aadhaar card and on an average over 30 million e-transactions are done using the identification system.