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Use tech aggressively in battle against COVID-19: Telecom IT

A top telecom and information technology expert on Thursday pitched for aggressive use of technology in the battle against COVID-19, leveraging the capabilities of tech companies to deploy quick solutions. The former Telecom and IT Secretary R Chandrashekhar said technological methods can be used to keep essential services going during the lock-down period. Old method of people going and applying for passes, then going around, definitely not going to work, he told. So, the whole point if it can be automated. The former President of NASSCOM noted that people involved in supply chain of certain essential commodities from production to transportation to wear-housing to distribution to retail will need to be authorised during this period. Its difficult for the government itself to directly authorise each and every case because even the means of verification is not available, he said, adding, in this regard, using technologies such as blockchain the government can ...

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