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Jharkhand Petrol and Diesel Association calls for strike on October 1

Sakshi Chaturvedi

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Published on 17 Sep 2018 9:20 AM GMT

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Ranchi: The Jharkhand Petrol and Diesel Association has called a strike on October 1 against the rising fuel prices.

"We have called a strike on October 1 against the rising prices of petrol and diesel. In Jharkhand, there are 1,195 petrol pumps and 500 have witnessed a decrease in sales," said Ashok Kumar Singh, the association's President.

"Around 50,000 to 60,000 kilo litres sale of diesel has decreased in the state. Earlier it was around 2 lakh kilo litres," he added.

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The association has demanded a decrease in the Value Added Tax (VAT).

The prices of petrol and diesel in Jharkhand are currently Rs 80.80 and Rs 77.85 per litre respectively with a 22 per cent VAT.

The association has sought time to meet Chief Minister Raghubar Das on September 20.

Last week, Das had said decreasing the VAT on diesel was not possible as the money generated from it was used for development.

The rising prices have forced the Ranchi Bus Association to increase the bus fares up to Rs 30.

IANS

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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