ETHERLive
ETHERLive delivers real-time price and volume data across 16+ exchanges to users in a clear and easy-to-understand package. Users can get up-to-the-second updates for each exchange/currency pair, as well as aggregated market averages for each exchange, currency, and the market as a whole. It also provides a global converted average of all the currency pairs monitored by ETHNews, converted to USD.

---

24hr ---
--%
Friday Feb 23rd 2018
RESOURCES

The Basics

Learn the basics of Ethereum and various cryptocurrency technologies

Learn More

What is Ethereum?

Understand the underlying principles of the Ethereum Platform

Learn More

The Blockchain

Discover the revolutionizing technology known as the blockchain

Learn More
SUBMIT

Press Release

Submit a press release for consideration on ETHNews

Submit Press

Story / Dapp

Submit a story or DAPP to be considered for publication on ETHNews.

Submit Story

Explanation

Submit "Ethereum Explainer" content for consideration to be featured on ETHNews

Submit Topic
ETHNews Logo
---
--%
Home
News
Etherlive
Ether Price Analysis
Resources
Contact Us

Maharashtra State Of India To Secure Government Data On Blockchain

By

Adam

Reese

WriterETHNews.com

India’s Maharashtra state will use a blockchain-integrated platform to secure various government data, potentially including land ownership records.

S.V.R. Srinivas, the Principal Secretary of the Information Technology Department of Maharashtra, India's second most populous state, has announced that Maharashtra will use blockchain technology to store data relating to a number of governmental departments. The state government is reportedly opting for the technology because it will allow data to be archived without the risk of being secretly altered by unauthorized parties.

"The new technology," Srinivas said, "will help in ensuring greater trust, transparency and efficiency in the governance." He projected that it might be used to warehouse data relating to the police, land ownership, student scholarships, health, and a farm loan waiver scheme.

Maharashtra, which contains the metropolises of Mumbai and Pune, is not the first Indian state to announce plans to store information on the blockchain. In October 2017, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, revealed that his state's Revenue and Transport Departments had piloted blockchain systems to store data relating to land ownership records and vehicle titles, respectively. That same month, it emerged that the government of Telangana would use a blockchain-integrated platform to keep a record of land deeds as well.

The government of Karnataka State will also soon be hosting a blockchain hackathon, which will run from January 19-21.

Adam Reese

Adam Reese is a Los Angeles-based writer interested in technology, domestic and international politics, social issues, infrastructure and the arts. Adam is a full-time staff writer for ETHNews and holds value in Ether and BTC.

ETHNews is committed to its Editorial Policy

Like what you read? Follow us on Twitter @ETHNews_ to receive the latest Maharashtra, India or other Ethereum technology news.