Telecom Minsiter, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad visited the widows of Vrindavan. He made this trip to an ashram to issue aadhar numbers to them. According to him, this is a ‘high watermark’ of digital India. Till date, only 15.2 crore aadhar numbers have been generated in Uttar Pradesh. This is 72% of the population the mentioned state, according to the numbers recorded in the year of 2015.
As for Mathura district, 18.44 lakh aadhar numbers have been generated. This is 68.5% of the total population of that area. Mr. Prasad is of the opinion that the aadhar system is a very good way in which the underprivileged and the poor can be incorporated into digital India. The widows he visited will have a digital identity now and will be able to enjoy benefits of public distribution scheme, Jan Dhan Yojana and others.
The minister also said that the government is also working on a mobile application that will give access to people of over 1000 services from the Centre and state governments. This application is set to be launched by December 2016.