WEB 3.0

Advantage Tamil Nadu

  • Tamil Nadu has launched its first virtual reality lab for education – Meta Kalvi – on metaverse for government schools. Meta Kalvi is a VR-based education programme that provides an immersive learning experience for students.
  • GuardianLink entered the NFT gaming space with the launch of its web 3.0 cricket game, the Meta Cricket League (MCL). The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association announced partnership with Giggr Technologies Private Limited to create a Web 3.0 digital platform for the cricket ecosystem of Tamil Nadu in June 2022.
  • TimesPro offers future-centric and tech-driven programmes to learners. It has launched a Web 3.0 learning initiative and a Web 3.0 Centre of Excellence through a unique interactive experience in metaverse, with the goal of ushering in unrivalled quality of modern and new-age learning through cutting-edge programmes in various Web 3.0 technologies such as blockchain, crypto currency, metaverse and NFT, among others. This edtech company works with numerous colleges and industry to capitalise on the booming skills.
  • All major IT companies in Tamil Nadu are focusing big on metaverse and Web 3.0 technologies via metaverse design, development, testing and support services along with XR, DLT, 5G, AI, IoT, quantum computing and blockchain.The iTamil Nadu Technology (iTNT) Hub, India’s first Emerging and DeepTech Innovation Network, aims to connect the ecosystem of Startups.

Sector Incharge

Mageswar R




Web 3.0, though still in its formative stages, holds immense promise for Tamil Nadu, a State renowned for its thriving IT sector. With the burgeoning growth of blockchain technology, Tamil Nadu has a unique opportunity to capitalise on its rich pool of IT talent and position itself as a regional hub for blockchain development and implementation.

This opens the doors to more transparent and efficient systems across critical sectors such as healthcare, logistics and government services. Moreover, the integration of cutting-edge technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) promises to revolutionize not only these sectors but also enhance immersive digital experiences.

For instance, AR can transform the way healthcare data is visualized, while VR can offer innovative solutions for training and education. However, while acknowledging the challenges posed by the digital divide, it is of paramount importance to address issues of digital infrastructure and accessibility. To fully unlock the potential of Web 3.0, it is our commitment to ensuring that the benefits spread to every corner of Tamil Nadu, fostering a more inclusive and technologically empowered society.


  • Tamil Nadu is a frontrunner in leveraging technology to offer cutting-edge solutions to governance problems in India. Some of the noteworthy recent policy actions include Tamil Nadu Cyber Security Policy 2020; Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy 2020, ICT Policy of Tamil Nadu 2018 and e-Governance Policy of Tamil Nadu – 2017.
  • Another significant project is the Tamil Nadu Data Policy 2022, which intends to offer a framework for data-owning departments in the Tamil Nadu Government to share data with all stakeholders in a transparent manner while also protecting privacy in accordance with existing laws.
  • Tamil Nadu Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2022 aims at developing a robust and secure state-of-the-art telecommunication network that would provide seamless coverage by easing the process of application, approval and installation of telecom infrastructure.
  • Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy 2020 recommends the Six-Dimensional TAM-DEF Framework for evaluation of AI-based systems such as transparency & audit, accountability & legal issues, misuse protection, digital divide & data deficit, ethics and fairness & equity, ensure that the evaluation is aligned to democratic values.
  • Tamil Nadu Data Centre Policy which aims to make Tamil Nadu numero uno in global data centre infrastructure.
  • Tamil Nadu R&D Policy 2022 aims to transform Tamil Nadu into a knowledge-based economy and increase private sector R&D expenditure by 2030.
  • Tamil Nadu has also announced a new industrial policy, targeting INR 10 trillion in investments by 2025.


Tamil Nadu leads all Indian states in ICT-enabled governance, having successfully implemented a number of State Government e-Governance programmes and National e-Governance Plan projects (NeGP).

  • Strong industrial base and infrastructure
  • World class connectivity
  • Abundant supply of power
  • World class health care
  • Top grade educational institutions
  • Outstanding human resources
  • Neo-TIDEL Parks in Tier-2 and Tier-3 regions
  • Out of 55 SEZs in Tamil Nadu, Chennai has 18 within city boundaries
  • SIPCOT is planning to establish 11 new industrial parks in different parts of the State in automobile, chemical engineering and several other sectors.
  • Upcoming data centre projects (as reported in media)
  • Adani Enterprises Data Centre (phase II)
  • L&T Data Centre in Chennai
  • STT Global Data Centres, Singapore (phase II)
  • Tapaz Info Parks, Singapore
  • CtrlS Data Centre
  • Nxtra by Airtel Data Centre (phase II)
  • Yotta and other data centres
  • Chennai has a 9 per cent market share in India in the GCC sector that generates a revenue of over USD 35 billion with over 1,430 centres
  • Banking, telecom, eCommerce-related large MNCs have their GCCs in Chennai
  • India’s First Emerging and DeepTech Innovation Network (iTNT Hub)
  • IT campuses consisting of Information Technology buildings as well as infrastructure facilities are established in Tier-II regions, such as Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Hosur, Salem, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.
  • TN is a major hub for data centres as it has signed MoUs for investments worth Rs 9,000 crore with large companies for setting up of their data centres in the State, especially in Chennai.
  • Various MNCs have already set up their GCCs and some of them are looking at Tamil Nadu as a GCC destination. Tamil Nadu’s unique ecosystem such as academia, Startups, service providers, industry bodies and the government, abundance of talent, Tier-I & Tier-II city infrastructure and continuous government support act as growth enablers.