India Trying To Use Blockchain Technology To Improve Education System
The Press Trust of India published a report, highlighting the comments of the country’s Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while inaugurating the Centre of Excellence [CoE] in Blockchain Technology. According to Prasad, he is quite interested in knowing how the country can utilize blockchain in primary education. He further gave a task to the NIC team: to come up with a favorable way of applying blockchain technology to improve schools owned by the government.
He continued that despite the good state of both public and private schools, the country will be able to use technology in the event of transformational change. He then noted the sectors that may use blockchain technology to establish the required transparency in terms of governance, treasury management, agriculture, primary education, and others.
Prasad talked about the increasing number of startups in India. According to him, there are about 26,000 startups in the country, and 9,000 of them are in the technology sector. He noted the possibility of NIC becoming a major supporter of the startup drive. He believes that governments at the centre and state levels should pave the way.
The CoE is ready for the creation of a powerful infrastructure towards the provision of Blockchain-as-a-Service [BaaS] and enhance the attempts by the governmental departments in building “proof of concept” for the utilization of blockchain technology.
Reports have it that India’s National Informatics Centre [NIC] is into partnership with the CoE towards the provision of infrastructural services and helping to innovate the nation through blockchain.
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