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Article 370: Govt Campaign to Push for Aadhaar Enrolment in J&K

The bifurcation of the state will complete on 31 October, following which the region will become a union territory.

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The Centre is likely to intensify Aadhaar enrolments in Jammu and Kashmir, more so in the Kashmir valley where the holders of the unique ID are low, reported Hindustan Times, quoting government officials.

The bifurcation of the state will complete on 31 October, following which the region will become a union territory.

This will ensure that the citizens of the valley get benefits of the central government, like the Ujjwala Yojna, government officials told the newspaper.

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“Aadhaar is a successful tool for the transfer of subsidies and implementation of welfare schemes. The government is committed for development of J&K, and Aadhaar will be one of the key tools that will help the Centre in fulfilling its commitment.”
Official to Hindustan Times

While 78 percent of J&K has Aadhaar coverage, there are pockets where the enrolment is low, the report said.

Earlier on 9 August, President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to bifurcate the region into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh (without legislature). This was after both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed resolutions to scrap Article 370, which provides special status to J&K.

The campaign is likely to be launched just after the formal bifurcation of the state.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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