2D Barcodes Used to Prevent Fake Liquor Sales

The city of Delhi in India recently implemented a 2D barcode system to prevent the illegal sale of fake liquor. The inflow of fake liquor to the city has become a problem, but barcodes are here to help!

The Delhi government recently set up testing stations at various vendors throughout the city. Legal bottles of liquor will have a unique identification number that can be read via a 2D barcode reader.

The 2D barcode system was introduced as part of Delhi’s excise department’s Excise Supply Chain Information Management System (ESCIMS) and will soon make the 2D barcode mandatory.

Distilleries will receive a barcode sequence number before sending a lot. The bottles will then be sent to government warehouses and scanned, then sent to vendors.

By automating and regulating the sale of liquor using 2D barcodes, the Delhi government hopes to prevent fake liquor being sold while also increasing their revenue.