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The Government of Gujarat has launched its own separate unique identity (UID) project for all the people residing in Gujarat. The initiative was taken by the Gujarat Government after finding that the Government of India's Aadhaar UID Cards issue project is progressing in a snail's pace. The cards to be issued under Gujarat Govt's project will feature and provide details of the individuals same as under the Aadhaar Unique ID cards. All the people in Gujarat will be issued a separate number and will be collected details such as their BPL status, income tax payments, permanent residential address, property ownership including land, houses and vehicles and also reservation details if any.

Important government departments in the state, civil supplies and revenue are formulating the modalities for the implementation of the project. The civil supplies department will provide database like ration cards and the revenue department will provide remaining details. Initially the project will be implemented in one village in every taluka and will be extended to other towns and urban areas gradually.

The Government of Gujarat is contemplating to introduce biometric system in implementing the schemes through UID cards. Beneficiaries of all Government schemes including ration from public distribution shops will be identified through UID biometric cards. The project is likely to be completed by early 2012. Interestingly, the Government of India owned National Informatics Centre (NIC) is providing the required software and technical support for the implementation of the UID project of Gujarat Government.

Meanwhile, enrollment process and issue of Aadhaar UID cards is also running on the other side. The project is being implemented in Ahmedabad city along with other district head quarters. You have to submit the Aadhaar form along with relevant copies of certificates and documents. Following are details of Aadhaar Enrollment Camps in Gujarat (District wise list):

1. Ahmedabad district: Ahmedabad City, Barwala, Daskroi, Dholka, Dhandhuka, Detroj, Sanand, Bavla, Ranpur, Mandal and Viramgam.
2. Aadhaar Enrollment Camps also available in these districts: Amreli, Navsari, Banaskantha, Anand, Bharuch, Patan, Dahod, The Dangs, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Narmada, Junagadh, Surat, Kutch, Kheda, Mehsana, Surendranagar, Panchmahal, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Vadodara and Valsad.

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