Rajasthan. Today, the public is being troubled by the indefinite strike of petrol pumps which started from September 15, 2023. All petrol pumps in the city are closed. But petrol is still available at some petrol pumps in Jaipur city. Because all these petrol pumps are operated by the company. Who are not part of the strike. Let us tell you that petrol pump operators in Rajasthan have started an indefinite strike from September 15, 2023. The main reason for this strike is the high VAT charged by the Rajasthan government on petrol and diesel. Petroleum Dealers Association says that VAT on petrol and diesel in Rajasthan is higher than other states, due to which the general public is also suffering loss. VAT on petrol and diesel in Rajasthan is higher than other states. For example, on September 15, 2023, petrol price in Rajasthan is Rs 109.50 per liter and diesel price is Rs 98.48 per liter. ,
In the neighboring state of Haryana, the price of petrol is Rs 97.25 per liter and the price of diesel is Rs 89.98 per liter. Due to this, petrol and diesel prices in Rajasthan are about Rs 10-12 per liter higher than other states. During the Corona epidemic, the Rajasthan government had increased VAT on petrol and diesel, which has not been refunded yet. Petrol pump operators also have several other demands from the government, such as timely payment of dues, waiver of electricity and water bills, and reduction in license fees. The supply of petrol and diesel in Rajasthan has been affected due to the strike of petrol pump operators. On September 15, around 6712 petrol pumps remained closed across the state. Due to this, common people are facing problems. The prices of petrol and diesel may also increase due to the strike. Because, when petrol pumps are closed, the availability of petrol and diesel in the market reduces, which may lead to an increase in prices. If the Rajasthan government does not consider the demands of the petrol pump operators, the strike may continue for a long time. This may cause even more trouble to the common people. The strike of petrol pump operators in Rajasthan is a serious issue. This strike is causing problems to the common people, and if it continues for a long time, it may also cause economic loss. Rajasthan government should seriously consider the demands of petrol pump operators and provide them solutions.