According to the recent announcement, the Indian State of Tamil Nadu becomes the first state to present a Blockchain infrastructure plan. The idea of revealing new infrastructure is to transform the way government services are provided to citizens.
Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami highlighted Tamil Nadu as a “Destination of Choice” for the IT and IT-enabled services sector and unveiled the Tamil Nadu’s adoption of an ethical blockchain policy.
Apart from the Blockchain infrastructure plan, the Indian state also introduced Tamil Nadu Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity policies in the country.
Talking about Blockchain Technology, it is a Peer-to-Peer, decentralized, distributed ledger technology that mitigates third-party risks. Tech giants and enterprises are adopting distributed ledger technologies like Blockchain to scale their businesses and to leverage one another’s resources and knowledge.
Blockchain Infrastructure to Revolutionize Government Process
In order to revolutionize government processes, the state aims to roll out a project to provide Knowledge Proof Identity-based services delivery. The Chief Minister mentioned that the project would be implemented by leveraging the State Family Database (SFDB) and Blockchain Backbone infrastructure.
According to the Chief Minister,
“This pioneering initiative will take the Government to the Citizens, thus eliminating the citizens’ need to request G2C (government to citizen) services.”
Blockchain Infrastructure acts as a single source of fact for all government processes and can also be used to re-imagine governance and to promote blockchain use in the state.
Information Technology secretary Hans Raj Verma believes that these policies are the foundational policies in leveraging AI and Blockchain technology. Santosh Mishra, Chief Executive Officer of the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency, also believes that unveiling such policies is the transformative phase for emerging technologies in Tamil Nadu state.
The state also recognizes the need to set up a forum for Blockchain ecosystem growth by launching the Blockchain Backbone infrastructure to foster collaborations between multiple industries, startups, and academia and create a mature Blockchain ecosystem.
India’s Vigorous Efforts to Adopt Blockchain
In September 2020, Crypto exchange CoinDCX also announced two new professional training courses, Certified Cryptocurrency Traders and Certified Cryptocurrency Experts, in partnership with Blockchain Council. These certifications will extend CoinDCX’s educational platform, “DCX Learn,” and will allow aspirants practice sessions using the exchange’s interface for simulated trading experience.
During this month, it was announced that Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra is planning to collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build Blockchain-based supply chain solutions. It plans to build blockchain solutions for various sectors, including aviation, healthcare, and telecom sectors for global customers.
Last week, a decentralized notification protocol called Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS) was developed by an Indian startup that enables DApps to send push notifications to the Ethereum wallet users.