In the previous 12 years, 22,40 crore people in Uttar Pradesh enrolled for Aadhaar.

Uttar Pradesh has registered 22.40 crore people to the biometric identification system . Uttar Pradesh reached the one-crore mark in April 2012 and the 10-crore mark in March 2015 .

LUCKNOW: More than 22.40 crore people in Uttar Pradesh have registered themselves to the biometric identification system since the establishment of Aadhaars, according to the Unique Identification Authority of Indias (UIDAI) Lucknow region.Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhi village, Maharashtra, received the country's first Aadhaar on September 29, 2010 from then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Uttar Pradesh reached the one-crore mark in April 2012 and the 10-crore mark in March 2015, according to UIDAI.The state crossed the 15-crore mark in June 2016 and the 20-crore mark in May 2018.

In parallel, 96 percent of enrollments under the age group 5-18 years have been completed, while 22 percent have been under the age of 0-5 years, according to deputy director general of UIDAI Lucknow region Lt Col Prashant Kumar Singh.According to him, the food and logistics department in Uttar Pradesh is providing ration to 99 percent of the beneficiaries using aaadhaar authentication.23 other departments of state government, including planning department, social welfare department, minority welfare department, basic education department, child care department, women's welfare department, relief commissioner, and food safety and drug administration department, also use aadhaar authentication to pass on the government scheme benefits to recipients.