India’s current fuel distribution system in mired with inefficiencies and difficulties on multiple levels especially for Businesses. Organization and businesses, still today find it difficult to procure and manage diesel easily and without losses.
Through various case studies of fuel procurement and management processes for Businesses in different verticals, it is observed that almost 10% of the procured volume of diesel is lost in different kinds of losses associated with the current system of procurement.
These losses can mainly be categorized as dead mileage, spillages, and pilferages. This not only deters the attempts at resource optimization for business but also harms the national cause as India imports almost all of its oil consumption requirements. India currently is the 3rd highest Oil consumer in the world and this consumption is poised to be doubled in the next decade to come. With the prevalent system of fuel procurement in the industries, these losses may increase many folds in the times to come. In an attempt to curb these losses, the Government of India contemplated and rolled out the concept of doorstep delivery of diesel for business and industry. The doorstep diesel delivery solution has the potential to minimize these losses with the help of a mobile petrol pump that essentially performs all the functions of a retail petrol pump with the added features of IoT devices such as better consumption monitoring services and real-time notifications on a smart mobile application for the consumers.
These Mobile Petrol Pumps(Bowsers) are designed and manufactured in accordance with the rules and regulations of Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization(PESO). These Bowsers are designed and manufactured for efficient service and utmost safety. The RFID devices employed in these vehicles allow only an authorized person to dispense the duel and the same is notified to the all the authorities through notifications. Thus this solution ushers us in the next generation fuel procurement and management system.
Indus Towers CEO Mr. Bimal Dayal flagging off the first mobile petrol pump in Jaunpur (Varanasi,UP)
The first of such doorstep diesel delivery projects was launched at an IOCL retail outlet in Jaunpur, Varanasi(UP) on 30 Nov 2018. The bowser was on display at the launch ceremony for all the dignitaries and invitees to see. This particular Bowser is understood to serve primarily the needs of Indus Mobile Towers in the vicinity hence it was only fitting that the Mobile Petrol Pump vehicle was flagged off by the Indus Tower CEO, Mr. Bimal Dayal. The IOCL retail outlet that hosted the launch ceremony is operated by Mr. P.K. Singh who reiterated that how this solution of doorstep diesel delivery has the potential to change the socio-economic fabric of the families in the vicinity by extending fuel security to many small and medium scale enterprises. He also underlined the fact that this solution shall also help in rural development by boosting rural infrastructure development and how it shall also serve the farmers cause by ensuring fuel supplies to all the agricultural equipment.
A vehicle(Bowser) that can potentially change the fuel distribution in entire country! Doorstep diesel delivery launched in Jaunpur( Varanasi, UP)
Repos Group that manufactures these mobile petrol pumps and provides the complete front and back-end solution, has the potential to change the way fuel is distributed in the country.
Repos Group emphasizes that this solution shall not only save a considerable amount of money on the diesel bills of businesses but also take the Government of India’s vision forward by serving the national cause by saving million of FOREX every year, the number of employment opportunities that this new concept will generate.
Looking at the current fuel procurement and management system prevalent in the industries and also through empirical observations through various case studies, it is only safe to say that this particular idea of doorstep diesel delivery has the potential to put India on the track of fuel efficiency and growth.