Kerela Government Implements Blockchain in Supply Chain Process
Blockchain Technology has been adopted by the government of South Indian state Kerela to organize the supply chain process of everyday groceries.
According to the Press Trust India reports the blockchain technology will be used to streamline the supply chain networks including distribution of milk, vegetables, and fish in the state.
The state’s think tank, The Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) will lead the project which will include RFID tags and the use of Internet of Things( IoT ) devices to monitor transportation.
K-DISC chairman K M Abraham explained that blockchain implementation in the dairy sector would ensure speedy delivery to millions of people on a daily basis, by continuously monitoring production, procurement, and distribution. He also mentioned that RFID and IoT equipment will be used to monitor the transportation of milk within specific temperatures in refrigerated trucks.
A separate ID for every single component of the supply chain will be recorded in the blockchain, this will enable real-time monitoring of the quality of the product at its source at every step of the chain.
Geo-coded images will be used for linking Fish-landing spots and farmlands and this help in real-time monitoring and verification of goods at every single step of the delivery process from warehouses and retail centers through to their point-of-sale locations of the customer.
The Kerela government is looking for using blockchain technology in more areas. They are looking for implementing it in crop insurance scheme afforded to farmers. This will make the entire process smarter and foolproof and will enable quicker processing of settlement of farmers claims due to crop losses from natural disasters.
This implementation will bring fairness to the complete process, with the elimination of the middleman. This will also help ascertain if crop losses were indeed due to natural causes and also eliminate any dispute between the insurance provider and the farmer.
Kerela already has blockchain academy in its capital city of Thiruvananthapuram where students are educated on blockchain solutions with particular focus on banking and healthcare sectors.
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