123 crore Aadhaar cards issued to people: Government tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Nearly123 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued to people, Union Minister Hansraj Ahirsaid in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Replying to a written question, Ahir saidas per the 2011 census, the population of India is 121,08,54,977.

TheUIDAI has issued a total of 122.90 crore Aadhaar cards as on November 30, 2018,he said, adding that 6.71 crore cards were issued to children below five yearsof age and 29.02 crore cards were given to people in the age-group of 5 to 18years. Ahir said the number of children born within last one year of the 2011census is 2,08,98,228. According to latest data available of the SampleRegistration System (SRS), birth rate for 2016 is 20.4 and death rate is 6.4,he said. The SRS is carried out on a continuous basis in randomly selectedvillages and urban blocks throughout the country.

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