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Bangalore Municipal Body to Leverage Blockchain for Waste Management

April 08, 2019 17:13
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Garbage disposal is a very serious problem in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Keeping that in mind, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which is the municipal body of Bengaluru, will be using blockchain to ensure effective waste management.

Speaking to news portal, The News Minute, Randeep D, BBMP Special Commissioner said, “CITAG approached us with a proposal that they would develop a blockchain-based complaints grievance system at their own cost. Blockchain technology will make it tamper-proof. So all players on the platform can see actions that have been taken regarding a complaint. There is a lot of data integrity and transparency involved in having such a blockchain-based helpline. Different stages of the redressal will be visible to everybody.”

He added, “The complainants can post their reactions vis-a-vis their satisfaction to the steps taken to address his/her complaint. This level of transparency will exist so that there is some pressure on officials also to deliver on the ground and so that it reflects online as well.”

The pilot project will be funded by a non-profit body known as Citizen Involved & Technology assisted Governance (CITAG), led by a senior Karntaka-based IAS officer, Captain Manivannan. The project is slated to be funded by the fellowship that Manivannan received from the Harvard University.

Crypto-News India tried getting in touch with the co-founder of CITAG, GR Chandran. However, he was unavailable at press time. We will update the article, once he responds.

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