Archive for May 23rd, 2009

Karnataka to pilot Unique IDentifier (UID) project

May 23, 2009

Planning Commission in its interim budget (Vote on Account presented by the outgoing government in February 2009) had allotted Rs 100 Crore for setting up UID Authority of India to create and administer a unique identifier for every Indian.

Interestingly Karnataka has been chosen as the State to pilot this prestigious project.

Karnataka has many high quality large size databases (those Below Poverty Line (BPL), farmers, women etc)

It will be interesting to see this project evolve over the years