Telangana with TechM uses Blockchain technology to break virus chain
The Covid-19 pandemic has made data collection and analysis all the more crucial in every stage of governance, and the State government is utilizing technology to track and trace materials and also to assure that infection-free supplies are reaching the citizens. By operating with Tech Mahindra, the State government utilizes Blockchain to track the genuinity of materials such as medicines, sanitizers, and masks, and assure that the essential supplies offered to people in containment zones are infection-free.
Speaking about the initiatives, Tech Mahindra, Global Practice Leader-Blockchain, Rajesh Dhuddu, said in a statement, “We are working with the government on different case studies. One such use case is the tagging of jute bags, which are being used to provide supplies to people residing in containment zones. Many people were wary about using them as they are recycled bags and could be carriers of the infection. So, the government using our Blockchain technology did a track and trace of the gunny bags wherein each bag was tagged with a token, which is then imprinted on the Blockchain. This way, we could replicate the whole journey of the bag in the physical world to the digital world.”
Besides, the IT major is also utilizing its Blockchain to help the government build a COVID-19-related data analytics platform in alliance with Nasscom. It is also studying to assist the government in combating fake news and extending its e-pass tracking platform that it has developed for the telcos to this State.
Not just this State, Dhuddu also stated in a statement that the company was operating on a host of initiatives, including Blockchain, to support governments and other participating entities enhance trust amongst people and offer a safe platform for data analysis.
Presenting another use case, he stated that the company is operating with telecom companies to publish e-passes to authentic delivery executives. They require to deliver goods in red zones or containment zones. “We are using the phone numbers of the delivery executives to check their authenticity to issue passes and also using Blockchain to see to it that they do not deliver in non-authorized zones,” Dhuddu said in a statement.