Blockchain Developers in India

Dappros has previously prepared an analytical report on worldwide blockchain developers stats.
Our report has been widely republished by crypto and technology media and has become a subject for active discussion.

As definitely there is a worldwide demand for such data, we are continuing to look closer into blockchain developers data at a more granular level.

We are now looking under scope into countries which have come out in the top during our global data research.

The current granular report is devoted to the Republic of India.

India has displayed a controversial result in our global statistics research as:

1. It has come out as number 2 worldwide in terms of a global number of blockchain developers (12,509 during our research).

2. Adjusted to population size, however, it is nowhere in top 20, and has taken position 89 in global ranking overtaken by numerous much smaller countries, landing into a group which only has 1 blockchain developer per 100,000 of population. Some countries have lead the ranking with up to 36-46 blockchain developers per 100,000 of population.

This clearly shows that whilst India is able to supply the numbers, there is a huge undeveloped potential for more higher-skilled specialized software engineers such as blockchain and DLT developers to emerge in the region.

Dappros global blockchain developers report therefore has sparked some serious discussions specifically in India with BitCoinExchangeGuide reporting, for example, that “CP Gurnani, the CEO of Tech Mahindra shared the sentiments put forth by Dappros. He stated that there is a “clear shortage” of competent blockchain developers worldwide and that “our present curriculum doesn’t allow for practicing much.”
(Source: https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/dappros-crypto-study-shows-usa-1-and-india-2-for-number-of-blockchain-developers/)

India government currently continues to ban cryptocurrencies which clearly does not help with adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the region and sends a wrong message to educational bodies.

We have now looked into statistics of blockchain developers by states and largest cities of India to understand what the underlying distribution is and hoping to identify important trends.

We hope that our data will aid local and international companies in their decision-making and possibly can help public and private educational initiatives in planning new educational programs. Clearly, there is so much has to be done still by both sectors to satisfy the growing demand from both local and global outsourcing market.

India Blockchain Developers by states (absolute numbers)

Here we have looked into absolute numbers of developers by states. States of India are ranked by the total number of blockchain developers, in descending order.

RankStates & Union territoriesPopulationNumber of Blockchain DeveloperEthereumSolidityHyperledgerTotal
1Karnatak61,130,70447634922814425978
2Maharashtra112,372,97226732741621763285
3Delhi29,000,00022322671771432819
4Andra Pradesh50,000,00017752151581702318
5TamilNadu72,138,95814021781081461834
6Haryana25,353,0819438851531135
8Uttar Pradesh199,581,47778112790741071
7West Bangal91,347,736807714450972
9Gujarat60,383,6286791187558930
10Kerala33,387,677293553734419
11Madhya Pradesh72,597,565275504129395
13Rajasthan68,621,012229412622318
12Chandigarh (Chandigarh)1,230,763237401919315
14Punjab27,704,2361081173129
15Odissa41,947,35810312104129
17Jharkhand31,169,27253104875
16Bihar103,804,6375564166
19Assam31,169,27236107154
18Chattisgrah25,540,1964221449
20Goa1,457,7232723335
23Uttarakhand10,116,7521921022
24Jammu & Kasmir12,548,9261741022
21Telangana35,000,0001901121
22Telangana35,000,0001901121
25Puducherry (Puducherry)15,000,0001220014
26Meghalaya2,964,00750005
27Himachal Pradesh6,856,50940004
28Arunachal Pradesh1,300,00000000
29Manipur2,721,75600000
30Mizoram1,091,01400000
31Nagaland1,980,60200000
32Sikkim607,68800000
33Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Port Blair)427,24600000
34Dadra & Nagar Haveli (Silvassa)412,17400000
35Daman & Diu (Daman)314,01400000
36Lakshadweep (Kavaratti)88,60000000

Diagram -1.

Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, & Andhra Pradesh are some Indian states that have been aggressively pushing the blockchain agenda, organizing hackathons and conferences on the topic and implementing blockchain-focused projects.ects.

A visual map on availability of  blockchain professionals

India Blockchain Developers by states (relative to population)

The below table outlines the data in relation to each state’s population. This helps to understand how each state is saturated by blockchain developers in proportion to its overall population size.
We can see that some top states have the saturation of up to 19 developers per 100,000 of population, while most of the states in the Republic of India, however, have almost zero blockchain developers per 100k capita.

Here we repeat the same exercise with cities. Absolute numbers data in Table 2 below:

RankStates & Union territoriesPopulationBlockchain developers, est. per 100K populationEthereum, est. per 100K populationSolidity, est. per 100K populationHyperledger, est. per 100K populationTotal,est
1Chandigarh (Chandigarh)1,230,7631932226
2Karnatak61,130,704810110
3Delhi29,000,000811010
4Haryana25,353,08140004
5Andra Pradesh50,000,00040004
6Maharashtra112,372,97220002
7TamilNadu72,138,95820002
8Goa1,457,72320002
9Gujarat60,383,62810001
10West Bangal91,347,73610001
11Kerala33,387,67710001
12Punjab27,704,23600000
13Uttar Pradesh199,581,47700000
14Madhya Pradesh72,597,56500000
15Rajasthan68,621,01200000
16Odissa41,947,35800000
17Uttarakhand10,116,75200000
18Jharkhand31,169,27200000
19Meghalaya2,964,00700000
20Chattisgrah25,540,19600000
21Jammu & Kasmir12,548,92600000
22Assam31,169,27200000
23Puducherry (Puducherry)15,000,00000000
24Himachal Pradesh6,856,50900000
25Telangana35,000,00000000
26Telangana35,000,00000000
27Bihar103,804,63700000
28Arunachal Pradesh1,300,00000000
29Manipur2,721,75600000
30Mizoram1,091,01400000
31Nagaland1,980,60200000
32Sikkim607,68800000
33Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Port Blair)427,24600000
34Dadra & Nagar Haveli (Silvassa)412,17400000
35Daman & Diu (Daman)314,01400000
36Lakshadweep (Kavaratti)88,60000000
Table 2. India states ranked by numbers of blockchain developers relative to population.

Diagram – 2

India Blockchain Developers by cities (absolute numbers)

Here we repeat the same exercise with cities. Absolute numbers of data in Table 3 below:

RankState (Capital)State Capital, Cities & Union TerritoriesPopulationNumber of Blackchain DeveloperEthereumSolidityHyperledgerTotal
1Karnataka Bengaluru10,000,00046844872744395885
2Maharashtra Mumbai19,000,00019302021191162367
3Andra PradeshHyderabad6,993,26214191581241371838
4TamilNaduChennai7,000,0001132144831231482
5HaryanaGurgaon2,360,7619118250531096
6West BangalKolkata4,500,000766664247921
7Maharashtra Pune3,400,000629542952764
8GujaratAhmedabad5,577,940471915747666
9Uttar Pradesh Noida600,000478785354663
10Kerala Thiruvananthapuram 2,420,000220462729322
11Madhya PradeshIndore1,500,000192403225289
12RajasthanJaipur3,000,000182312422259
13Andra PradeshBhimavaram100,0009415613128
14Uttar Pradesh Lucknow2,800,00097886119
15GujaratVadodara2,100,00093954111
16Andra PradeshVishakhapatnam 3,000,000801483105
17TamilNaduTiruppur900,00085856104
18Odissa / OdishaBhubaneshwar800,0007387492
19Uttar Pradesh Kanpur2,900,00062118687
20GujaratSurat4,467,79765106687
21Andra PradeshVijayawada2,000,00053139580
22Kerala Calicut550,0005566572
23TamilNaduMadurai1,500,0005085467
24TamilNaduCoimbatore1,600,0004686666
25Maharashtra Nagpur2,500,0004065556
26Madhya PradeshBhopal1,800,0004154454
27PunjabJalandhar900,0004354153
28Uttar Pradesh Allahabad1,100,0003488151
29Maharashtra Nasik1,486,0532987246
30Karnataka Mangalore500,0003924045
31JharkhandRanchi1,100,0003163545
32ChhattisgarhRaipur1,000,0003220337
33TamilNaduTiruchchirappalli 1,148,2962842337
34Karnataka Mysore900,0002933237
35Uttar Pradesh Varanasi1,200,0002554135
36PunjabLudhiana1,600,0003011234
37BiharPatna2,000,0002543133
38GoaPanaji40,0172223229
39Madhya PradeshGwalior1,200,0001844026
40Odissa / OdishaCuttack600,0002033026
41PunjabAmritsar1,100,0002221025
42AssamBongaigaon 700,0001464125
43GujaratMorbi200,0001643023
44TamilNaduSalem900,0001624123
45Uttar Pradesh Meerut1,300,0001533122
46Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur700,0001361121
47West BangalKharagpur200,0001531221
48Uttarakhand Haridwar200,0001721020
49RajasthanUdaipur450,0001820020
50Andra PradeshChodavaram20,2511313219
51Maharashtra Parbhani300,0001810019
52Uttar Pradesh Agra1,600,0001331118
53Andra Pradesh Warangal905,7171511118
54GujaratRajkot1,390,6401133118
55Andra PradeshGuntur651,3821312117
56TelanganaWarangal800,0001401116
57West BangalAsansol1,200,0001401116
58Andra PradeshKavali100,000752216
59Andra PradeshTirupati619,7261510016
60Madhya PradeshJabalpur1,300,0001311015
61Uttar Pradesh Moradabad900,0001310115
62Kerala Cannanore500,0001131015
63JharkhandJamshedpur1300,0001210114
64HaryanaYamunanagar200,000851014
65AssamGuwahati1,000,0001021013
66Uttar Pradesh Aligarh1200,000812011
67Jammu and KasmirJammu500,000920011
68TamilNaduVellore500,000801211
69Jammu and KasmirSrinagar1,200,000821011
70Andra PradeshAnantapur400,000612110
71Andra PradeshCuddapah 343,054810110
72West BangalDurgapur1,100,000730010
73PunjabPathankot150,000811010
74JharkhandDhanbad1,100,000620210
75RajasthanKota1,000,00061209
76Andra PradeshMarkapur71,09261119
77TamilNaduTirunelveli500,00061119
78Andra PradeshNellore600,00081009
79Uttar Pradesh Bareilly898,16762109
80Andra PradeshRajahmundry500,00061029
81ChhattisgarhBhilai600,00060118
82RajasthanJodhpur1,033,91844008
83HaryanaThanesar200,00061007
84RajasthanAlwar300,00061007
85Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur700,00060017
86Kerala Taliparamba67,44141207
87Maharashtra Solapur1,000,00051017
88JharkhandBokaro Steel City20,62,33051107
89GoaMadgaon 87,65060017
90Karnataka Hubli900,00060017
91Maharashtra Aurangabad1,200,00061007
92BiharGaya500,00041106
93Maharashtra Kolhapur549,23640206
94BiharAurangabad1,200,00060006
95PunjabPatiala400,00042006
96AssamTezpur100,00040105
97Andra PradeshKakinada300,00041005
98RajasthanBhilwara400,00041005
99RajasthanAjmer500,00041005
100Andra PradeshAdoni166,53750005
101Meghalaya Shillong200,00050005
102BiharMuzaffarpur354,46250005
103HaryanaRohtak400,00050005
104TamilNaduErode500,00050005
105Andra PradeshSrikakulam2,703,11450005
106GujaratMandvi51,37631004
107BiharDarbhanga300,00040004
108Himachal PradeshBilaspur 331,03040004
109GujaratBhavnagar2,800,00040004
110TamilNaduKumbakonam100,00021014
111Madhya PradeshUjjain600,00040004
112AssamSilchar172,83031004
113GujaratGodhra 200,00030104
114TamilNaduThanjavur300,00030104
115TamilNaduDindigul2,100,00030104
116HaryanaRewari100,00040004
117HaryanaKaithal100,00040004
118Andra PradeshVinukonda112,49840004
119BiharBettiah200,00040004
120TamilNaduNagercoil200,00040004
121TamilNaduKanchipuram200,00040004
122HaryanaPanipat900,00040004
123Odissa / OdishaRourkela483,03821003
124Kerala Kalpetta31,58030003
125Kerala Tellicherry92,55820103
126BiharSiwan100,00030003
127AssamJorhat219,56521003
128Maharashtra Satara300,00021003
129TamilNaduNagapattinam1,616,45030003
130TamilNaduCuddalore2,600,00021003
131Odissa / OdishaJharsuguda97,73030003
132Uttar Pradesh Sultanpur100,00030003
133Karnataka Bhadravati200,00030003
134West BangalBaharampur300,00030003
135BiharBhagalpur5,000,00030003
136TripuraAgartala400,00011102
137Uttar Pradesh Mathura600,00011002
138Andra PradeshMachilipatnam200,00020002
139GujaratValsad 200,00020002
140Uttarakhand Haldwani-cum-Kathgodam200,00020002
141Andra PradeshEluru300,00020002
142RajasthanBikaner600,00020002
143Himachal PradeshMandi26,42201102
144Odissa / OdishaBhadrak100,00020002
145TamilNaduTiruvannamalai100,00020002
146GujaratPatan 133,73720002
147Andra PradeshHindupur200,00020002
148Karnataka Bidar200,00020002
149Madhya PradeshHoshangabad200,00020002
150Madhya PradeshGuna200,00020002
151Himachal PradeshShimla202,77601102
152RajasthanBharatpur250,00020002
153Andra PradeshNizamabad300,00020002
154GujaratJunagadh300,00020002
155Madhya PradeshSatna300,00020002
156Odissa / OdishaSambalpur300,00020002
157TelanganaNizamabad300,00020002
158Maharashtra Latur400,00020002
159Maharashtra Jalgaon500,00020002
160Maharashtra Amravati600,00020002
161Uttar Pradesh Faizabad600,00010102
162GujaratJamnagar2,200,00020002
163GujaratDahod 2,400,00020002
164TamilNaduTiruvannamalai2,464,87520002
165AssamGolaghat 60,78210001
166Uttar Pradesh Gonda100,00010001
167West BangalShantipur300,00010001
168Andra PradeshAtmakur45,70310001
169GujaratVyara 50,78910001
170Andra PradeshPithapuram52,36010001
171GujaratPalitana 64,10110001
172Maharashtra Palghar68,93110001
173Odissa / OdishaBhawanipatna83,75610001
174TelanganaMancheral 89,93510001
175AssamTinsukia99,44810001
176Andra PradeshGuntakal100,00010001
177Andra PradeshDharmavaram100,00010001
178Andra PradeshAdilabad100,00010001
179Karnataka Chitradurga100,00010001
180Odissa / OdishaBalasore100,00010001
181TamilNaduKaraikkudi100,00010001
182TamilNaduAmbur100,00010001
183Uttar Pradesh Basti100,00010001
184HaryanaPalwal128,73010001
185GujaratBhuj 143,28610001
186ChhattisgarhRaigarh150,00010001
187Andra PradeshProddatur162,71710001
188Andra PradeshOngole200,00010001
189Andra PradeshMadanapalle200,00010001
190AssamDibrugarh200,00010001
191PunjabBatala200,00010001
192RajasthanSikar200,00010001
193TelanganaAdilabad200,00010001
194Uttar Pradesh Bahraich200,00010001
195West BangalKrishnanagar200,00010001
196BiharMunger300,00010001
197Madhya PradeshChhindwara300,00010001
198Maharashtra Ichalkaranji300,00010001
199TelanganaKarimnagar300,00010001
200Uttar Pradesh Farrukhabad-cum-Fategarh300,00010001
201ChhattisgarhKorba 404,50810001
202BiharPurnia 431,71010001
203Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar495,50010001
204Maharashtra Akola500,00010001
205Maharashtra Malegaon576,64210001
206PunjabBarnala600,00010001
207HaryanaSirsa1,295,18910001
208Uttar Pradesh Banda1,799,54110001
209ChhattisgarhBalrampur2,148,66510001

Table 3. India cities ranked by an absolute number of blockchain developers.

States with the highest number of developers have joined hands with blockchain start-ups established abroad for implementation of blockchain in various fields, including e-governance, on a pilot project basis. The government too is interested to dig into this technology.

Diagram- 3

India Blockchain Developers by cities (relative to population)

It is also interesting to look into India cities blockchain developers figures adjusted by their overall population size – Table 4 below.

RankState Capital, Cities & Union TeritoriesPopulationBlockchain developers, est. per 100K populationEthereum, est. per 100K populationSolidity, est. per 100K populationHyperledger, est. per 100K populationTotal,est
1Bhimavaram100,0009415613128
2Noida600,000801399111
3Chodavaram20,251667141097
4Panaji40,0175457571
5Bengaluru8,430,0004753459
6Gurgaon877,0003932246
7Hyderabad681,0002022226
8Pune3120,0001921224
9Chennai7,090,0001621221
10Kolkata4,500,0001711120
11Indore1,990,00013322120
12Kavali100,000752216
13Thiruvananthapuram 958,000921113
14Markapur71,092911112
15Calicut550,0001011113
16Mumbai18,400,0001011113
17Ahmedabad5,570,000821112
18Tiruppur900,000911112
19Morbi200,000821011
20Bhubaneshwar800,000911112
21Taliparamba67,441523010
22Kharagpur200,000711110
23Haridwar200,000811010
24Kalpetta31,58090009
25Mangalore500,00080109
26Jaipur3,070,00061119
27Mandvi51,37653008
28Mandi26,42204408
29Madgaon 87,65060017
30Yamunanagar200,00042107
31Pathankot150,00051107
32Parbhani300,00060006
33Jalandhar900,00051006
34Vadodara218,00040004
35Tezpur100,00040105
36Allahabad112,000031105
37Madurai1,560,00031004
38Udaipur450,00040004
39Lucknow2,820,00030004
40Cuttack600,00030003
41Coimbatore1,600,00031004
42Kumbakonam100,00021014
43Ranchi1,070,00031004
44Mysore900,00030003
45Vijayawada1,030,00031004
46Raipur1,010,00030003
47Thanesar200,00031004
48Bongaigaon 700,00021104
49Vishakhapatnam 2,040,00030003
50Rewari100,00040004
51Kaithal100,00040004
52Tellicherry92,55820103
53Tiruchchirappalli 917,00020002
54Vinukonda112,49830003
55Nasik1,486,05321003
56Saharanpur700,00021003
57Siwan100,00030003
58Kanpur2,920,00020002
59Bhopal1,800,00020002
60Cuddapah 343,05420002
61Adoni166,53730003
62Varanasi1,200,00020002
63Jharsuguda97,73030003
64Cannanore500,00021003
65Sultanpur100,00030003
66Guntur651,38220002
67Anantapur400,00010102
68Tirupati619,72620002
69Salem900,00020002
70Shillong200,00020002
71Alwar300,00020002
72Amritsar1,130,00020002
73Golaghat 60,78220002
74Jammu500,00020002
75Nagpur2,410,00020002
76Silchar172,83021003
77Atmakur45,70320002
78Gwalior1,160,00010001
79Vellore500,00020002
80Ludhiana1,620,00020002
81Bhadrak100,00020002
82Tiruvannamalai100,00020002
83Warangal800,00020002
84Warangal905,71720002
85Vyara 50,78920002
86Surat4,460,00010001
87Pithapuram52,36020002
88Godhra 200,00010102
89Tirunelveli500,00010001
90Bettiah200,00020002
91Nagercoil200,00020002
92Kanchipuram200,00020002
93Kakinada300,00010001
94Rajahmundry500,00010001
95Patna2,050,00010001
96Meerut1,520,00010001
97Moradabad900,00010001
98Palitana 64,10120002
99Patan 133,73710001
100Palghar68,93110001
101Nellore600,00010001
102Darbhanga300,00010001
103Bhadravati200,00010001
104Gonda100,00010001
105Bhilai600,00010001
106Muzaffarpur354,46210001
107Patiala400,00011001
108Jorhat219,56510001
109Asansol1,160,00010001
110Guwahati957,00010001
111Gaya500,00010001
112Bhilwara400,00010001
113Bilaspur 331,03010001
114Thanjavur300,00010001
115Rajkot3,800,00010001
116Rohtak400,00010001
117Bhawanipatna83,75610001
118Jabalpur1,270,00010001
119Kolhapur549,23610001
120Agra1,590,00010001
121Mancheral 89,93510001
122Jamshedpur1,340,00010001
123Machilipatnam200,00010001
124Valsad 200,00010001
125Haldwani-cum-Kathgodam200,00010001
126Gorakhpur700,00010001
127Ajmer500,00010001
128Tinsukia99,44810001
129Satara300,00010001
130Hindupur200,00010001
131Bidar200,00010001
132Hoshangabad200,00010001
133Guna200,00010001
134Guntakal100,00010001
135Dharmavaram100,00010001
136Adilabad100,00010001
137Chitradurga100,00010001
138Balasore100,00010001
139Karaikkudi100,00010001
140Ambur100,00010001
141Basti100,00010001
142Shimla202,77600000
143Erode500,00010001
144Kota1,000,00010001
145Bareilly898,16710001
146Aligarh1,240,00010001
147Baharampur300,00010001
148Srinagar1,180,00010001
149Durgapur581,00010001
150Dhanbad1,160,00010001
151Bharatpur250,00010001
152Palwal128,73010001
153Agartala400,00000001
154Jodhpur3,690,00000000
155Hubli900,00010001
156Eluru300,00010001
157Bhuj 143,28610001
158Solapur951,00000000
159Ujjain600,00010001
160Nizamabad300,00010001
161Junagadh300,00010001
162Satna300,00010001
163Sambalpur300,00010001
164Nizamabad300,00010001
165Raigarh150,00010001
166Rourkela483,03800000
167Proddatur162,71710001
168Aurangabad1,180,00000000
169Latur400,00010001
170Ongole200,00010001
171Madanapalle200,00010001
172Dibrugarh200,00010001
173Batala200,00010001
174Sikar200,00010001
175Adilabad200,00010001
176Bahraich200,00010001
177Krishnanagar200,00010001

Table 4. India cities ranked by their numbers of blockchain developers relative to population.

Diagram – 4

Bhimavaram city of Karnataka Stands out leaving behind Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Pune which are metropolitan cities.

Seeing the need and popularity of blockchain innovation premium institutions like SP Jain and MIT have started providing courses. IBM is putting forth a free blockchain course for students. Numerous fintech companies are moving in the direction of educating future blockchain software engineers by offering training programs.

Telangana state is keen on taking the lead in the area of emerging technologies and has inked pacts with public and private institutions to set up the first comprehensive ecosystem – Blockchain District – that supports innovations in Blockchain technology in the country.

The state has a tie-up with C-DAC, IIIT-Hyderabad & Tech Mahindra to work on Blockchain Technology. Telangana government has also partnered with C-DAC in developing a pilot solution for the property registration system.

Dappros has contributed by opening an R&D unit in Mumbai, hosting a number of blockchain developer meetups and publishing online guidance such as Blockchain Developer Roadmap. We will continue to contribute to blockchain developers education in the geographies of our presence (UK, US, India) and will keep updating our publicly available online knowledge base. We hope that the results of our research will be useful by public and private sector organizations to maximize the impact of their educational efforts in the Republic of India.

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