Nepal Oil Corporation has issued guidelines to petrol pumps located at the border to prevent smuggling of petrol and diesel from Nepal. According to this, no more than 100 liters of diesel has to be added to Indian trains. Apart from this, there is a ban on the delivery of diesel / petrol in gallons or containers.
Petrol cheaper by 30 rupees than India in Nepal
Petrol has reached 100 rupees per liter in many districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in India. While petrol in Nepal is being sold at Rs 70 per liter. If we talk about diesel, then diesel has passed Rs 90 whereas in Nepal it is running close to Rs 59 per liter.
Petrol pumps will be examined in the
guidelines, it is said that petrol pumps of the border districts will be inspected daily and it should be seen that there is no black marketing of fuel. Trains going towards India will also be investigated. Due to Corona, there is a ban on movement of trains on the Indo-Nepal border. But trucks are being allowed to go beyond this border to supply essential goods.
Ever since the prices of petrol diesel have increased in India, there have been reports that oil is being secretly brought from Nepal and sold in India. The trucks which are going to Nepal with goods from India go to Nepal after emptying their tank and return to full Kara. Apart from this, people are engaged in black marketing of petrol in many other ways.
5 states on the India-Nepal border
There are 5 Indian states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Sikkim and West Bengal on the Indo-Nepal border. In these states, petrol has gone above Rs 90 in most places. In such a situation, cheap petrol and diesel are being sold from Nepal here at a higher rate.
Price of petrol and diesel in neighboring countries
country Petrol (Rs / liter) Diesel (Rs / liter)
Bhutan 59.56 46.31
Pakistan 51.14 53.05
Sri Lanka 60.26 38.93
Nepal 68.98 58.31
Bangladesh 76.41 55.80
Prices rising due to low production
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also said on Sunday that there are two main reasons for fuel price hike. First, the international market has reduced fuel production and second, manufacturing countries are producing less fuel for greater profitability. This is causing problems to consumer countries.