One of India’s state governments, the government of Maharashtra, has started issuing caste certificates using the Polygon blockchain system in Etapalli village, Gadchiroli district, as part of the Digital India campaign, which has been going on for seven years.
The state government of Maharashtra has partnered with a blockchain-based application company named LegitDoc to process out 65000 blockchain-based caste certificates, which will enable them to deliver the government benefits and schemes to each and every household.
Shubham Gupta, the Indian Administrative Officer, revealed that the Indian government is always eager to implement a system that can make the livelihood of the citizens better and help in democratizing every process. According to him, web3 can take democratization to newer heights, and with the help of this system, the information can be openly available, but nobody will be able to falsify it.
The issuance of the caste certificate will target 1.1 million economically challenged people of the Gadchiroli district, which by the way, also represents over 70 percent of the tribal population. With this web3 implementation, forgery of the documents can also be avoided, and nobody will be able to make false claims on government offered benefits for the destitute. The web3 platform can also protect the general public from deplatformation both economically and non-economically because, in web3, everyone can become a part of the blockchain system, but no one can control it.