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Aadhaar our digital identity; completely safe & secure: Prasad

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Union Information and today assured that cards were completely secure and can prevent unscrupulous activities like

He was speaking at the unveiling of 'Digital North East Vision 2022' here.

"is purely safe and secure. It is not based on caste or religion. It is our digital identity," the said.

Stating that 122 crore cards have been issued so far, said 95 have already been linked with the digital identity cards.

He said with direct benefit transfers of various schemes to peoples' accounts, the could save Rs 90,000 crore by eliminating middlemen in the system.

He said the country has 121 crore mobile and 50 crore internet connections, out of which the penetration in North East is very high.

The added that the Centre could save Rs 25 crore in purchase of dustbins due to digitisation.

"When our came, there were only two mobile phone factories. Now, we have 127. is becoming big in in the world. Under the leadership of Prime Narendra Modi, we have transformed India," he added.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:25 IST