How Blockchain Technology Can Transfigure the Indian Agriculture Sector

A Review

Authored by: Urvashi Sugandh , Manju Khari , Swati Nigam

Handbook of Green Computing and Blockchain Technologies

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367620110
eBook ISBN: 9781003107507
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Blockchain and decentralized ledger gained fame because of its financial application bitcoin, but after exploring, researchers have found it has a wide range of different application areas beyond cryptocurrencies. This technology is all set to extremely transform various industries, such as law, banking, healthcare and real estate. One hardly explored sector that blockchain technology has the potential to transform completely is the Indian agriculture sector. More prominently, it has a large number of challenges that need to be overcome soon. Blockchain technology can help to transform Indian agriculture sector in many different ways. This chapter provides the current status of the Indian agriculture sector and proposes an architecture of how to use blockchain technology to transform this sector. The authors also present the limitations and challenges faced during the implementation of blockchain technology in agriculture along with its advantages. In the end, the authors list some areas in agriculture where blockchain technology can be used.

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