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India claims to effectively meet SDG16.9 of legal ID for all, expands authentication methods

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that implements the country’s Aadhaar identity system, claims to have reached almost one hundred percent coverage of the population, fulfilling the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 of legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030, reports Outlook India.

The UIDAI’s CEO, Saurabh Garg, said India had already achieved the goal and that India can now have programs with universal coverage, with an emphasis on private provision. Garg emphasized that India has achieved not only legal identity but also digital identity for all.

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