Aadhaar controversy: Hyderabad has more cards than residents, UIDAI comes into action

Hyderabad: Another controversy triggered after it was found that Hyderabad has more Aadhaar Cards than residents.

According to the news published in TOI, as per the projections based on 2011 Census, in 2017, the population of Hyderabad district should be around 43 lakh which means that the number of Aadhaar cards should be around 43 lakhs but it is shocking to know that UIDAI has generated 66 lakh Aadhaar cards.

Meanwhile, for Rangareddy district, 50.6 lakh Aadhaar cards have been generated despite its population of 57.4 lakh.

Talking on this mismatch, a UIDAI official said that people living near Hyderabad might have got included in the statistics of Hyderabad as there is an increase in Aadhaar cards in Hyderabad and decrease in Ranga Reddy district.

In A.P., despite the projected population of 5.25 crore, only 5.14 crore Aadhaar cards have been generated.

However, the Pulse Survey in bifurcated AP reported that the population of the State is 4.7 crore. If this is the fact then, AP also has more Aadhaar Cards than the residents. However, an official said that many did not participate in the survey as they migrated to foreign countries.

It may be noted that 10 lakh Aadhaar cards of residents of AP were registered with addresses in Hyderabad and RR districts. Giving clarification on this, an official said that they were living in Hyderabad on a temporary basis either for education or job purposes.