Government To Link National Population Register And Aadhaar Number; Project Will Cost Rs 951.35 crores

The Indian Government launches project to merge NPR and Aadhaar data
The Indian Government launches project to merge NPR and Aadhaar data

The Government has decided to update the National Population Register by linking it with Aadhaar numbers to create a unified database of citizens according to the Minister of Home for State, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary.

This would result in one database through which the Government and its agencies could use the data to help different government agencies keep track of data pertaining to citizens, their place of abode, deaths and births efficiently. The project is going to be implemented by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India and will cost Rs 951.35 crore to complete.

With initial field work to be completed by 2016, this initiative will be a collaboration across various Governmental agencies to push India into a digital future.

Picture Credit (www.india.gov.in)

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