Social Welfare Minister Paul Lyngdoh has said that efforts will be made to increase the reach of Aadhaar cards among children by involving all the deputy commissioners.
The cards, though not ‘mandatory’, will be required by anyone seeking benefit of a government scheme.
Lyngdoh said about 11-13 per cent children are enrolled, which is an area of concern. Informing that the overall Aadhaar registration in the state is at 71 per cent, he said the figure will improve in the next six months so that people does not lose out on any central schemes and programmes.
The Minister who attended a video conference meeting chaired by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani today also sought time from the centre to improve Aadhaar enrolment.
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