Maharashtra: PM to launch UID project on Sep 29

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai, Sep 29: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with Congress president Sonia Gandhi will launch the first issue of the Unique Identity Number (UID) in Nandurbar district in Maharashtra on Wednesday, Sep 29.

The UPA government's most ambitious project UID or Aadhaar will be rolled out in Thembli village of Nandurbar district. This backward village with a population of 1,098 became popular after selecting for UID launch.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, deputy CM Chhagan Bhujbal, UID chief Nandan Nilekani and Maharashtra IT secretary Nitin Kareer will also attend the function.

UID chief Nandan Nilekani, who left Infosys job to head the project, told that every Indian will have a Unique Identification Number in the next five years.

UID is a unique identification 12-digit number for all residents of India. It will store basic information such as photograph, blood group, ten fingerprints and iris of an individual. UIDAI will generate a random number without classification based on caste, creed, religion or geographical location.

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