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  • Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number issued to citizens of India based on their biometric and demographic data.
  • Biometric data collected for the Aadhaar card includes an individual’s photograph, fingerprints and iris scans.
  • This information is stored in a centralised database.
  • Simply put, Aadhaar is official proof of an individual’s identity.
  • The Aadhaar card can be produced as an identification document in banks or to procure a SIM card, for instance.

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