Rajasthan Government Takes Strides Towards Digital India with Landmark MOU on Blockchain Technology

Information Technology and Communication Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore stated that the state government is working with full commitment towards realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India. He mentioned that the scope of information technology has become extensive, and through modern technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, they aim to make Rajasthan a model state in the direction of e-governance.

Colonel Rathore addressed a program where he inaugurated the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RVPN) and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) at the Bhamashah Data Center on Thursday. He praised IIT Kanpur’s global prominence in the field of blockchain technology.

He expressed that the Information Technology and Communication Department, in collaboration with IIT Kanpur, will work towards secure and better governance, covering a range of areas from the lab to the field and from research to real-time usage.

The Information Technology Minister stated that the department will collaborate with esteemed national and international organizations to provide world-class services to the people of the state, not only in the domains of health, land registration, and financial transactions but also in other sectors.

Secretary, Information Technology and Communication Department, Aarti Dogra, mentioned that the department is leading the way in providing excellent modern facilities throughout the country. She emphasized that the department, along with IIT Kanpur, will strive to continuously improve the lives of the common people through modern technology and innovations.

During the program, an MOU was signed between RVPN and IIT Kanpur. The objective of this collaboration is to establish a Center of Excellence in blockchain technology in the state. The signing ceremony was attended by RVPN Director Mr. Indrajit Singh and IIT Kanpur Professor Manindra Agrawal.

IT Commissioner Indrajit Singh explained that the goal of this partnership is to develop blockchain-based solutions to ensure transparency and security in the use of modern e-governance technologies and to ensure the integrity of critical data in various projects of the Rajasthan government. Adviser Deepak Sinha and Dr. Tanima Hazra from IIT Kanpur, along with senior officers from the Information Technology Department, were also present at the event.

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