After flagging-off one such van from the state secretariat, Stokes said the government had worked out a detailed strategy to deploy 50 mobile enrolment vans to bring the left-out five percent population under the Aadhaar scheme. These vans would follow panchayat-wise route plan and would provide services to every panchayat for a minimum period of three days.

People who had not receive their Aadhaar numbers can also contact these roaming vans and collect their e-aadhaar and any person whose Aadhaar enrolment has been rejected could also re-enroll through these units.

The minister said Himachal Pradesh was one of the leading states in Aadhaar coverage in the country. More than 68.63 lakh residents of the state have been enrolled and UID has been generated for more than 64.90 lakh residents, which constitutes 95 percent of the total population.

She said after Shimla district the drive would be followed in other districts of the state also.

Stokes said the state government has so far distributed more than Rs 37 crore to the beneficiaries of different schemes through Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

She said the Food and Civil Supplies Department has digitized 78 percent of the ration cards seeded with Aadhaar and it has been seeded in the MNREGA database and 80 percent of the active MNREGA beneficiaries were mapped with their Aadhaar numbers.

She said during the first phase of Aadhaar enrolment process more than 44 lakh people have been covered and in the second phase 26 lakh people have been enrolled.

Districts like Hamirpur, Mandi, Una and Bilaspur have achieved 100 percent Aadhaar enrolment, she said.

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