Black marketing of petroleum products goes unchecked in RupandehiPetroleum products are reportedly being sold in black market in various areas of Rupandehi district.
Petroleum products are reportedly being sold in black market in various areas of Rupandehi district.
The illegal act is prompted by India's 'unofficial restrictions' on the supplies at Nepal-India border, causing acute shortage of petroleum products in Nepal.
Many youths living in the bordering villages go to various cities of India, buy petroleum products and black-market it in Nepal for Rs 210 to Rs 350 per liters of petrol for stance. In general, one liter petrol is sold for Rs 105 on average.
The shortage has also encouraged substandard petroleum products being sold in the market, it has been reported.
The black marketing of petroleum products is rife in places of Rupandehi district like Belahiya, Bhairahawa Bus Park, Bangai, Marchwar and Lumbini.
The District Administration Office said that those found involved in the illegal act would be booked. RSS