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Govt to consult states on transfer of Kerosene subsidy to cash

Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 23:40

The Centre will consult states on direct transfer of kerosene subsidy in cash to the intended beneficiaries instead of current practice of subsidising the fuel, Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy said Monday.

Govt keen to decontrol prices of diesel, LPG, says Pranab

Last Updated: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 17:46

Under pressure to keep its finances under control, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the government is keen to free prices of diesel and cooking gas (LPG) but keep subsidising kerosene used by poor.

Delhi govt may roll-out cash payouts for kerosene subsidy

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 13:05

Delhi may soon become the first city in the country to dole out cash payouts instead of subsidised kerosene to the BPL families, a move aimed at controlling widespread pilferage of the fuel.