Domestic LPG cylinders soon to come with QR codes.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders will soon come with QR codes that will help regulate the domestic cylinders, Union petroleum minister Hardeep Singh Puri said at World LPG Week 2022 being held in Greater Noida on Wednesday.
The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas through his social media account informed that "this QR Code will be pasted on the existing cylinders & welded on new ones which when activated will have the potential to resolve several existing issues of pilferage, tracking & tracing & better inventory management of gas cylinders".
According to reports, the project is now being worked on by the government and the goal is to finish the project within three months. 20,000 LPG cylinders embedded with QR Code have been released in the first tranche.
Over the next three months, all 14.2 kg home LPG cylinders will have a QR Code incorporated in them, and all used LPG cylinders will receive a distinctive sticker. Customers will be able to use these QR codes to obtain details about the cylinder, such as where it was bottled, who the distributor is, whether safety testing have been performed, etc.
At the event, the Union Minister spoke about the importance of access to affordable and clean energy, stating that, encouraging innovations in the LPG energy mix, efficiency, conservation, Bio LPG, Synthetic LPG, etc would promote positive growth and advance efforts to combat climate change.