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576 million Aadhaar cards issued

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 6:14pm IST | Agency: IANS

A total of 576.16 million Aadhaar cards have been issued till Jan 31, with Maharashtra topping the list with 82.99 million beneficiaries, the government informed the Lok Sabha Wednesday.

Andhra Pradesh (79.06 million) and Tamil Nadu (44.33 million) were placed in the second and third spots, Minister of State for Planning Rajeev Shukla said in a written statement. They were followed by Madhya Pradesh (42.44 million), Karnataka (41.76 million), Rajasthan (38.33 million), West Bengal (34.92 million), Kerala (30.44 million), Gujarat (26.43 million) and Jharkhand (25.82 million).

But Shukla said no separate information was available vis-a-vis those in slums who had got Aadhaar cards.

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