In­dia saved over ₹90,000 cr via Aad­haar: UIDAI chief

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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.

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