With one million new registrations coming in every day, that database is growing at an astounding pace. The project was kicked off at the end of September last year and has since swelled to include 54 million registrations in just over a year, with the goal of hitting 200 million by the end of 2012.The rest of the article talks about the Unique Identification Authority of India's IT and customer service as it rapidly increases its capacity.
Shortage of kits, manpower hits state NPR work (The Statesman)
Work for preparation of a National Population Register (NPR), which involves creating a biometric database and generating a Unique Identification Number (UIN) for every citizen, has been hit in the state due to inadequate supply of machine kits and scarcity of operators. While the state requires more than 3,500 machines for covering nearly 8.22 crore of its total population within December, 2012, till date it has got only 143 biometric operating machines which are in a working condition. Another 22 machines are not working at all. The authorities are also facing a shortage of operators to carry out the work. Hence, only 8.6 lakh people have been covered so far.Note: lakh = 100,000; crore = 10,000,000
Caveats: UID has a head start. The article about UID is national in focus while the article on the NPR is local. It's possible, even likely, that one could cherry pick a location where NPR is thriving while UID isn't.
Aadhaar Gains Momentum, 20 Million Enrollments in October (Economic Times - Nov. 3, 2011)