Govt to tag kids to monitor health, education

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Soon, your child will be tagged from the day of birth for monitoring health and school attendance. State government has decided on an ambitious project to give a Unique Identity Number (UIN) to monitor health, nutrition, immunization and education status of 85 lakh children studying in over 50,000 government and private primary schools in Gujarat.

While Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is working on the mammoth government initiative of a Unique National ID Card Project for all citizens of the country, state education department has specifically targeted children to keep a close check on the building blocks of the future.

The pilot project has already begun and entire exercise will be completed in three years, said sources. The unique identity number will have basic information like name, age, sex, caste, class and school in which the kid is enrolled, information about health and nutrition like height, weight and health parameters like anemia, eyesight problem and other information found in school health checkup programme.

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