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Domestic LPG cylinders to come with QR codes soon to stop theft

On the occasion of World LPG Week 2022, Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that all LPG cylinders will soon be equipped with QR codes. The code-based track and trace initiative will give a boost to resolve issues of pilferage, and tracing and ensure better inventory management of the cylinders.

Minister Puri has shared an innovative video that showed how LPG cylinders would be embedded with QR codes so that they can be tracked.

The Petroleum Minister took to Twitter to share the video. He wrote, “Fueling Traceability! A remarkable innovation – this QR Code will be pasted on existing cylinders & welded on new ones – when activated it has the potential to resolve several existing issues of pilferage, tracking & tracing & better inventory management of gas cylinders (sic).”

The project is now being worked on by the government and the goal is to finish this project in three months. As the first tranche, 20,000 LPG cylinders embedded with QR codes have been released.

All 14.2 kg domestic LPG cylinders will come embedded with QR Code over the course of the next three months, while a special sticker will be added on all old LPG cylinders. These QR codes will allow customers to access information about the cylinder – from where it was bottled, who is the distributor, whether safety tests have been done, etc.

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