India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 3, 2015
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has landed in a controversy after he recently applied for LPG subsidy - months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon the affluent to give up the subsidy so the needy could be served better.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday September 2, 2015
Calling on developed countries to take responsibility for protecting the global environment, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has cited the example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to the well-off to voluntarily give up their cooking gas subsidies to help the poor.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 28, 2015
The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to introduce the National Food Security Act (NFSA) from September 1 with more sops, a minister said here on Friday.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday August 15, 2015
Underscoring the importance of people's participation to make the government's efforts successful, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said at least 20 lakh people have surrendered their gas subsidy and Rs.15,000 crore had been saved due to introduction of direct benefit transfer in LPG subsidy.
NDTV | Thursday August 13, 2015
ONGC's earnings were impacted by higher depreciation and amortisation expenses, which grew 18 per cent annually to Rs 3,035 crore. ONGC also shared a subsidy burden of Rs 628 crore in the April-June quarter against estimate of Rs 400 crore impacting its bottomline.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 13, 2015
The government today announced a relief package of Rs 300 crore to provide diesel and seed subsidy, among others, in order to save standing kharif crops in the eventuality of drought and deficit rainfall.
Thomson Reuters | Wednesday August 12, 2015
The government will offer subsidies on seeds and diesel to help farmers facing patchy monsoon rains in some key growing states, an official statement said on Wednesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Government today said it is committed to pursuing subsidy reforms by efficient targeting of subsidies to the poor and needy while saving the 'scarce financial resources' for infrastructure and development needs.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 12, 2015
In his Medium-Term Expenditure Framework Statement tabledin Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also expressed commitment of the government to cut fiscal deficit and push subsidy reforms.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 11, 2015
The government will consider a proposal on Wednesday to provide 50 per cent subsidy on diesel to farmers in places that are facing acute rainfall deficit.
Press Trust of India | Monday August 10, 2015
The government has capped the subsidy payout on kerosene at Rs 12 per litre and domestic cooking gas (LPG) at Rs 18 per kg, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 7, 2015
The Centre today said it has written to Chief Ministers and Union Territory Administrators for Direct Benefit Transfer for kerosene in the accounts of the beneficiaries.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 4, 2015
Faced with a shortage of funds to meet the food subsidy bill, the government on Tuesday said it is examining a proposal to raise Rs 40,000 crore via long-term bonds from Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to liquidate the subsidy arrears.
Press Trust of India | Monday August 3, 2015
The Finance Ministry will pay state-owned fuel retailers Rs 1,300 crore cash subsidy for kerosene for the first quarter ended June 30, but the same on LPG will be decided later.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
It is wrong to label support given to farmers in emerging economies like India as subsidy and World Trade Organisation should come up with measures in aid of ending hunger and malnutrition, renowned agricultural scientist Prof MS Swaminathan said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 27, 2015
The subsidised rates of food in Parliament canteens will continue, as a Parliamentary Committee today decided against raising the rates, saying it would affect Parliament employees mostly. Most lawmakers prefer to eat at their respective homes, only a minority of them eat in Parliament, said the Committee.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 26, 2015
Notwithstanding the controversy over subsidised food in Parliament canteen, no proposal to raise price is on the cards as the concerned committee insists that such a measure would only hit hard employees and representatives of the media.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 24, 2015
Developing countries including India are making all efforts in the WTO for a positive outcome on the food security issue, parliament was informed on Friday.
Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
An online petition signed by 78,000 people has appealed to parliamentarians to end the canteen subsidy.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Mouthwatering food at dirt cheap prices in Parliament may soon be a thing of past. Following a huge controversy on the matter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his floor leaders to consult the opposition and take a call on scrapping the subsidy, sources told NDTV.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 21, 2015
MPs alone do not eat in Parliament canteen, said Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Press Trust of India | Monday July 20, 2015
Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One on Monday said it will seek metro operational subsidy from the state government to keep the fares low, even as the fare fixation committee has recommended its revision in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 110 for the over 11-km-long corridor.
Opinion | Jay Panda | Saturday July 18, 2015
Special privileges that have become so ubiquitous range from substantive to the frivolous. Politicians and bureaucrats do not have to stand in line for anything, live in heritage buildings, move around in cars with red beacons.
PTI | Friday July 17, 2015
A BJD leader and Lok Sabha MP demanded removal of food subsidy extended to the Parliamentarians in Parliament canteen.