Maharashtra collaborates with Polygon to give caste certificates

The biggest Indian state in terms of GDP, Maharashtra has joined hands with blockchain-based application LegitDoc to issue caste certificates using the Polygon blockchain to inhabitants of the Gadchiroli district. The state government is in the process of unfurling 65,000 caste certificates to help the process of delivering government benefits and schemes.

As a part of the plan, the LegitDoc platform retrieves data from the MahaOnline portal (operated by the government) and mints the info on the Polygon blockchain. The system then generates a QR code and certificates, which can be verifiable by several government departments.

IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer Shubham Gupta disclosed that the caste certificate issuance aims to target 1.1 million inhabitants of the Gadchiroli district with over 70% representing the tribal population. The Maharashtra government has previously implemented an Ethereum-based credentialing system to offer tamper-proof diploma certificates to avoid counterfeiting.

Author: Diksha Khiatani

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