“No-Purchase” by Petroleum Dealer Association of Udaipur-Strike on 28th June
Daily price scheme of petroleum products is not digestible for the dealers since it results in loss of revenue to the dealer.
Petroleum dealers association of Udaipur is against the policy of daily price scheme of Central government.
Daily price scheme is not being taken lightly by the petroleum dealer association of Udaipur. The association will adopt a “no-purchase” scheme on the 28th of June as sign of protest towards the government’s scheme. The daily price scheme was first enforced in Udaipur and five other cities of the country after which this pilot project was applied all over on 16th June recently.
Rajrajeshwar Jain, Secretary of Udaipur Petrol Dealer Association, said that no dealer will be buying petroleum products on 28th June and this will be done on regional level. After the launch of daily price scheme on 16th June, a negative impact was observed on various petrol pumps of the city along with those on highways and other rural areas. With the sale going down, the balance of the product lying at the pumps needs to be sold at a lesser rate on the next day(as per changes occurring daily) which creates a loss because of the rate difference. With the price of petrol going low the next day, the balance of fuel which was bought at a higher cost has to be sold at a low cost which is not at all in the benefit of dealers. The obvious loss with the graph going up and down is not acceptable to the dealers.
The Association has demanded that the cost of product be changed only once a week, either Wednesday or Friday, which was previously done every fortnight. Fixing the rates would enable the dealers to carry out distribution in a proper way and result in a better account record. The strike on 28th June is meant as a protest against the rate change policy of government which has an adverse effect on dealers.