On Friday, the Press Information Bureau circulated a release stating that 1.25 billion or 125 crore Indians had a 12-digit unique identity or Aadhar card.
The service rolled initially in 2009.
The release further added, "The achievement comes along with the rapidly increasing use of Aadhaar as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders. This is evident from the fact that Aadhaar-based authentication services have been used close to 37,000 crore times since inception. At present UIDAI receives about 3 crore authentication requests every day..."
It also said, "Also, residents are more inclined on keeping their details in Aadhaar updated. UIDAI recorded close to 331 crore successful Aadhaar updates (biometric and demographic) till date. At present UIDAI receives about 3-4 lakh Aadhaar updates request every day."
#PressRelease Now 125 crore residents of India have Aadhaar 1/6— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) December 26, 2019