Morpho Celebrates Billionth Aadhaar Enrollment

“Morpho has been a major a major contributor to the project, offering biometric scanning technologies.”

Morpho (Safran) is celebrating a major milestone for India’s Aadhaar project. As of the start of April, the national biometric ID program has now reached a billion citizens.

Morpho Celebrates Billionth Aadhaar EnrolmentFirst initiated in 2010, the project was aimed at creating a new national biometric registry as a means of verifying citizens’ identities; and as part of the ongoing Digital India project, it’s being used for a range of important purposes including facilitating access to government services, tracking government employees’ time and attendance, and reducing corruption and graft in the delivery of public subsidies.

Morpho has been a major a major contributor to the project, offering biometric scanning technologies. The company also recently provided technology for an Aadhaar hackathon aimed at further leveraging the power of Aadhaar with new digital projects, and in December won a contract to use Aadhaar to enroll subscribers of Airtel, the country’s largest MNO.

With a billion citizens enrolled, Aadhaar has now reached 93 percent of the country’s adult population and, amazingly, 17 percent of the world population. It’s evidently been a huge undertaking, offering Morpho good reason to celebrate.

April 8, 2016 – by Alex Perala