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Aadhaar usage hits record 156 crore peak and still counting more

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The year is ending with an Aadhar utilization increase within the nation with a total of 156 crore Aadhaar-based authentications done this month till December 29. This is the highest-ever monthly figure since the unique ID’s inception. A senior government official predicted that the figure is going to touch 170 crores for the entire month. According to the government, over 130 crore people in India have the Aadhaar card number at near 100% saturation. 

Out of 156 crore Aadhaar authentications to the date, a document variety of 28 crore includes e-KYC authentications and displays excessive digital utilization as nicely. The record shows that nearly 87% of present and financial savings financial institution accounts in India are presently seeded with Aadhaar according to the latest update. 

“This is one key matrix to show that the country is recovering from the Covid pandemic and the second wave and people are using Aadhaar in big numbers to claim government benefits,” a senior government official told.

Aadhar authentication has taken place mostly in the second Covid-19 wave in April and suggested that the December determination could be a 70% bounce from that point. The best-ever month-to-month determination for Aadhar authentication was 146 crore till September. 

Aadhar authentication is the Aadhaar number being used in each example to correctly identify the beneficiary of a scheme and electronically transfer the benefit to their bank account or in kind.

Moreover, the government has linked the welfare schemes and services to Aadhaar numbers over the last few years for leakage-free delivery. With 131 crore people having access to Aadhar numbers signifies that people may have used the number more than once to avail of a service or benefit.

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the government claims to have saved Rs 2.2 lakh crore through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)-Aadhaar mechanism.

The PM-Kisan Nidhi scheme for farmers is done based on the Aadhar platform in which nearly 10 crore farmers are being transferred Rs 2,000 each after every four months. Other schemes like the PM Ujjwala Yojana and the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana also use the Aadhaar platform. Till now nearly 311 central welfare schemes of 54 ministries come under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) platform using Aadhaar.

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