Hitachi India has partnered with Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), an institute under the Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education (part of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) to implement a SMART Forest initiative.
The project is being carried out at the IWST campus in Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, spread over 25 acres.
The company has undertaken this project as a CSR activity and is deploying IoT technology towards e-protection and conservation of high-value forest species like sandalwood and rosewood.
“This initiative is aligned to Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in India. As a company, we wish to support the society and preserve the environment by offering innovative and novel solutions.” Said Ganeshwar Kambali, General Manager- Digital Solutions and Services Group, Hitachi India.
It is to be noted that, Hitachi India and IWST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year towards implementing the SMART Forest initiative.