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General News New device to detect LPG gas leaks

Kolkata, Mar 23 : With incidents of LPG cylinder leak on the rise, a resident of Bhubaneswar has come up with a device that can detect gas leakage and set off a warning alarm by sending text messages to a cell phone.

Developed by Gautam Kumar, the device, named 'Suraksha', has sensors which detects the typical smell of LPG and can be configured to enable a maximum of five people to receive the alert. The message is accompanied with the alarm.

Honours and accolades have started coming in for Gautam following the innovation. Only yesterday, he was given an award at the EMTech India awards function in Bangalore.

He was also named the Social Innovator of the year by the 112-year old technology publication 'Technology Review' from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, in its India edition.

PTI News.

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