South Indian Government’s ‘Innovation Society’ to Promote Blockchain Development
It seems not every government official in India has an eye toward draconian or restrictive blockchain regulation, as we’ve seen this year from some in the country’s government. In the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, where they have the APIS – Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society, blockchain is being actively promoted at various levels of government.
In particular, native major tech firm and blockchain development company Tech Mahindra’s Eleven01 gets a lot of love in the region. They’ve now entered a partnership with APIS to promote blockchain in using all means necessary – everything from events to educational and mentorship programs.
They are getting support from some of the region’s highest ministers, including J A Chowdary, IT Advisor and Special Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, who said:
Andraha Pradesh Leading The Way In India
Andraha Pradesh has already been using blockchain tech for keeping land records as well as vehicle titles. In many ways this puts them far ahead of most western jurisdictions, where government interaction with blockchain has so far been to “study,” regulate, or prosecute it, without any actual beneficial integration taking place at the administrative level.
Other potential uses at the government level, which high-level partnerships such as this make all the more possible, are things such as voting, accountability tools like civil service complaints and anonymizing them to protect whistleblowers, and benefits distribution.
Eleven01’s chief product officer Ramachandran Iyer said:
The moves will likely culminate in more positive developments for blockchain in the region, with national regulations set to be developed by the Indian government this month.
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