One non-profit organization in India has started cryptocurrency mining program targeted at rural youth belonging to Dalit community. The Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) are steaming ahead with the program via a cryptocurrency-related platform, Mahabfic, and social entrepreneur, Dr. Tausif Malik. According to DICCI and Mahabfic, the collaboration will result in the ‘world’s first and largest Bitcoin Mining Training Program (BMTP) for self-employment.’
Shri Milind Kamble, founder of DICCI have said the main aim of the program is to
“empower the rural population especially the youth from the farming community to earn income from their hometown or villages, this would create new economic development in these areas.”
Cryptocurrencies have been serving a number of communities across the world, including some African countries where the trend of crypto mining and entrepreneurship is emerging rapidly. With the rising trend in entrepreneurship and crypto mining, the validity of such occupations are being driven up.
“The new blockchain technology is the future of technology development and taking the world by storm and bitcoin-cryptocurrency mining is a must for blockchain platform to operate. Hence, we felt the need to offer bitcoin-cryptocurrency mining training program (BMTP) to our youth on a nationwide scale for self-employment.”
The problem related to caste conflicts is on decline in India, although reports of violent clashes between different castes do come up every now and then. In an incident that took place recently in Gujarat, a Dalit farmer is being beaten to death last week owing to inter caste rivalry. The local police not only confirmed that the attack was caste-motivated, but also said that it was in retaliation to the individual owning livestock, a symbol of prestige for the farming folk.
In such a huge and divided nation, changing public perception about the Dalit and giving them equal opportunities can be catalyzed with the help of the cryptocurrency asset class, although it will take time to achieve the same.