With Aadhaar-Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) registration mandatory to receive many benefits programs, citizens are lining up at the Aadhaar cards distribution centers in Vijayawada to sign up for the cards, reports The Hindu.
In the Krishna district, women and elderly people lined up at centers issuing the Aadhar cards in the Krishna district. They represented some of the 20% of the population in the district who have yet to enroll for the card. To reach these people, there are 104 centers in both rural and urban areas to issue the cards.
The large number of centers will also help meet a mandated deadline to complete the Aadhaar Card issuing process by the end of March. Currently 62 percent of the urban population and 88 percent of the rural population have received the cards.
The government has come under criticism for making the UIDAI Card mandatory for many programs, even though the registration process is not yet complete, leaving many people without benefits.
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