Raigarh implements blockchain based monitoring system for CSR plantation activities

The Raigarh District Administration has taken a significant step towards promoting transparency and accountability in the industrial sector’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) plantation activities. By leveraging NEAR Protocol’s platform and Airchains’ technological offerings, the administration aims to establish a blockchain-based monitoring system. This system will enable the tracking and verification of tree plantation initiatives, and ensure compliance with regulations within the sector. The project’s implementation will take place in two phases, which include various functions and monitoring mechanisms.

Phase 1: Onboarding industries and verification of data

In the initial phase of implementation, Raigarh District Administration will focus on the boarding industry and verify the data related to their tree plantation activities. By doing this, the administration can establish a comprehensive and accurate database of the CSR initiatives undertaken by these companies. The blockchain-based monitoring system will ensure transparency and traceability of information, facilitate the identification of responsible industry and hold them accountable for their plantation obligations.

Three Aadhaar for tracking and storing data

One of the key features offered by the system is to create a ‘Tree Aadhaar’ for every tree planted. This unique identification will enable the tracking and storage of important data relating to individual trees. The tree Aadhaar will contain information such as the tree’s type, location, time and date of plantation, and the number of trees planted. This feature will facilitate accurate documentation and monitoring of the plantation activities.

Dashboard login for district administration and listed industries

To enable efficient management and access to the plantation data, the blockchain-based system offers a dashboard login feature. This function allows both the district administration and the listed industries to log into the system and retrieve relevant information. The district administration can monitor the progress of the plantation measures and ensure compliance with regulations, while the listed industries can enter their plantation-related data into the system.

Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) tracking.

In addition to tree plantation monitoring, the platform also includes a real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) tracking feature. This function provides important information about the air quality in the district. By integrating AQI monitoring, the system aims to promote sustainable practices and encourage industries to contribute to environmental conservation.

Phase 2: Monitoring of effectiveness and future planning

The second phase of implementation focuses on monitoring the effectiveness of the blockchain-based system for future planning and geographic assessment. By analyzing the data collected in the initial phase, the administration can evaluate the impact of the plantation measures and identify areas for improvement. This assessment will contribute to the development of more informed strategies and guidelines for sustainable growth in the future.

Partnership for development and empowerment

Raigarh District Administration’s collaboration with NEAR Protocol and Airchains demonstrates their commitment to using blockchain technology for public sector development. Arpit Sharma, Managing Director for India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership and underlined the administration’s aim to lead the way in India with this initiative. The cooperation between the public and private sectors will serve as a catalyst for the successful implementation of the blockchain-based monitoring system.
Through the implementation of this system, the administration aims to ensure compliance with regulations, encourage responsible practice and contribute to the sustainable development of the district. The step-by-step approach to implementation, together with the partnership between the public and private sectors, emphasizes the commitment to continuous improvement and future planning for effective environmental conservation.

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