According to Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders will soon have QR codes that will help regulate the domestic cylinders.
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.
“Promoting Traceability A truly innovative idea, this QR Code will be welded to new cylinders and pasted to existing ones. When activated, it has the potential to solve several problems with gas cylinder theft, tracking, and inventory management “the petroleum minister declared while posting a video to his Twitter account.
In the video, which is from the World LPG Week 2022 event taking place in Uttar Pradesh, Puri interacts with officials and asks about the viability of the concept. The machine-readable optical labels known as QR (Quick Response) codes are a digital solution that provide information about the object they are affixed to.
According to Live Hindustan, a sister site of Hindustan Times, 20,000 of the initial batch of LPG were given the code, and all 14.2 kg household cylinders will receive the code in the coming months. In an effort to improve customer service, the programme is anticipated to address difficulties with theft, provide security for cylinders, have information on their safety tests, and have information on where it was bottled, among other things.
At the event, Puri spoke about the importance of access to affordable, clean energy, stating that supporting innovations in the LPG energy mix, efficiency, conservation, bio LPG, synthetic LPG, etc., would promote positive growth and advance efforts to combat climate change.