Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches Blockchain-Based Digital Degrees at IIT Kanpur Convocation Ceremony


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a blockchain-based digital degree program at the 54th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

At the convocation, all the students were issued digital degrees through in-house blockchain-powered The technology developed at the institute under the National Blockchain Project.

These digital degrees are globally verifiable and are inexhaustible.

Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail project at around 1.30 pm.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), improving urban mobility has been one of the prime focus areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The entire 9 km long stretch of Kanpur Metro Rail Project spans from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel.

The entire length of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore. Kanpur Metro is going to be the fastest metro project in the country.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath began construction work on the Kanpur Metro project on November 15, 2019, and in less than two years, on November 10, 2021, a trial run on the 9 km IIT to Motijheel Priority Corridor took place.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inspect the metro rail project and take a metro ride from IIT Metro station to Geeta Nagar.

Apart from the metro rail project, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Bina-Panki multiproduct pipeline project.

According to the PMO, the 356 km long Bina-Panki multiproduct pipeline project has a capacity of about 3.45 million metric tonnes per annum.


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