Hyderabad: Speaking about the dangers of National Population Register (NPR) in Telangana, Srinivas Kodali, an independent researcher on data governance said that Telangana already has the citizen data required for the National Population Register. “In Telangana, KCR has collected everything: from your voter ID to your PAN card details, in order to create a database for the state. Samagra Vedika basically gives you a state ID number by linking all the government databases which contain the data of citizens.

In a sense, the work for NPR is already done in Telangana,” said the data researcher. The talk named ‘The Dangers of Data: The National Population register in Telangana’ was organized by a group named Legal Unconscious at Lamakaan, Banjara Hills.

Amritha Mohan

Amritha Mohan is a reporter at the NewsMeter. Shortly after completing her Master's in Communication at the University of Hyderabad, she began teaching courses on media and culture as a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. Amritha has previously interned with news organisations such as Greater Kashmir and Newslaundry. A lover of travel and photography, she spends most of her time planning road trips to the North-East. Nothing makes her happier than a green turf and a team to play football with. She primarily reports on education, tech, human-interesting and critical features.

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