Tamil Nadu to Release Policy for Blockchain and AI

  • The policy will establish ground rules on using AI and blockchain in governance issues
  • Other state governments are also coming up with blockchain and AI policies

Tamil Nadu is working on a state-level policy for blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI)  which could be released in the next 10 days says reports.

According to a report by Times of India, Santosh Misra, CEO of the state’s e-governance agency said that Tamil Nadu’s blockchain and AI policies will establish ground rules on how the state government can apply these technologies for delivery of services and governance issues.

Other state governments gearing up too

Earlier this year, Telegana released a draft blockchain policy initiative which intended to establish an ecosystem for blockchain startups and research institutes. In August, Maharashtra was also preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions in different applications. It planned to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration and document management.

The Andhra Pradesh government is also exploring the use of blockchain technology in its land ownership system. It thinks using this emerging technology can help find corruption and make the system more transparent.