The Kerala government in southern India seeks to manage the supply chain of daily necessities with block chaining technology.
According to India, the new project will simplify the supply chain network of milk, vegetables and fish through block chain technology, including distribution of milk, vegetables and fish. The state think tank of Kerala, the development and Innovation Strategy Committee (K-DISC), will take the lead in the project, using RFID tags and Internet of things equipment to monitor transportation.
K-DISC chairman K M Abraham said the block chain will continue to monitor milk production, procurement and distribution to ensure that milk can be supplied to millions of people every day. In addition, milk transportation needs to be carried out under the specific temperature of refrigerated trucks. Milk labels will be monitored through RFID tags and Internet of things devices.
Specifically, each component of the supply chain network will have a separate ID, which will be recorded on the block chain, making it possible for milk to ensure real-time monitoring of the quality of the product at every step in the flow process.
The landing point and farmland of the fish will also be connected by geographically coded images, so that the goods are monitored in real time from the warehouse to the retail center, and the goods are verified.
The government of Kerala is also considering the use of block chain technology to provide crop insurance schemes for farmers, which will deal with and solve farmers' claims faster, including crop losses caused by natural disasters, such as floods and famine.
The agency explains that block chain technology will help to determine whether crop losses are indeed caused by natural causes, and will help eliminate disputes between the insurance provider and the farmers and eliminate the demand for intermediaries.Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, has set up a block chain school, and students learn block chain solutions, particularly in the banking and health care industries.