Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thanks to HELVETA.

The British company, HELVETA, has developed a BARCODING technology for the trees [ Reuters, 10.07.2009 ] . The barcodes to the trees will help in the fight against deforestation, illegal lodging, corruption and global warming. According to the company, every tree above a certain size in a plantation is given an individual barcode. When a tree is cut down, another barcode is attached to the stump. This barcoding is totally computer based so when the wood move through the supply chain, the government authorities can track woods and view computerised maps of forests on the database.
Such barcoding technology can help countries to stop billion of dollars illegal lodging and will save world forests as a part of the fight against global warming. World citizens should welcome this technology and thankful to the company for such environmentally friendly technology. [ Prabhat Misra, District Savings Officer, Etawah, U.P., India. ]