Device to check LPG pilferage to be launched soon: Prasada

The Petroleum Ministry today said that a pilot project to check pilferage from LPG cylinders will be launched by November.

Updated: Jul 22, 2010, 21:43 PM IST

New Delhi: The Petroleum Ministry today
said that a pilot project to check pilferage from LPG
cylinders will be launched by November.

"By November, an anti-pilferage device will be put inside
LPG cylinders and a pilot project to this effect will be
launched on a pilot basis in Meerut," Minister of State for
Petroleum Jitin Prasada said today while dedicating a city gas
distribution network to the people of Ghaziabad.

The device will be installed inside the cylinder and will
not allow gas to be transferred to other cylinders in a liquid
state, a senior petroleum ministry official said.

The anti-pilferage device would involve a one-time cost
of Rs 200 per LPG cylinder. Depending upon the success of the
pilot project, the government will take a call on a nationwide
rollout, the official added.

PTI