Petroleum ministry officials and petrol pump owners have confirmed that every time you buy diesel or petrol from petrol pump you pay six paise and four paise per litre respectively for proper toilet facilities. These are termed as provision exists and are used for maintenance of toilets.
According to The Times Of India, An official said: “Though they have their logic about inadequate revenue generated from the sale of diesel and petrol, they also get other commissions. There is a mandate and they must comply with it. We appeal people to use our Swachhta app and report the condition of toilets. These should be accessible to all.”
Buyers are unaware of they pay for toilet maintenance because the amount paid for this purpose is not mentioned in the bill.
Ajay Bansal, president of All India Petroleum Dealers Association has given a data which is read as: “a petrol pump on an average sells about 1.7 lakh litres of diesel and petrol and hence on a total they get about Rs 9,000 as a commission for maintenance of toilets.”
He further added: “We are committed to maintain toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission of government. But you need to keep three people for maintenance and there is an overhead cost on account of water supply and other items required for toilet maintenance. Is this workable?”