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Govt faces opposition ire for discontinuing LPG subsidy transfer scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 13:56

Dharmendra Pradhan said the direct benefit transfer on LPG (DBTL) scheme was a "good scheme" but was launched by the previous UPA government with objective of getting political mileage before the general elections.

Users giving up LPG subsidy in 'Scroll of Honour'

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 17:16

Indian Oil Corporation is uploading the names of its customers who have opted out of subsidy for cooking gas cylinders of its Indane brand, on its website in a bid to encourage more affluent sections of the people to follow suit.

No price hike for domestic LPG cylinders: Pradhan

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 14:50

The price of domestic LPG cylinders will not be increased and the number of subsidised refills given to consumers would continue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Friday.

Consumers can get LPG cylinders without Aadhaar account: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 14:08

Subsidised LPG cylinders can be purchased without having an Aadhaar account, the government informed the Lok Sabha Friday.

LPG cylinder quota hike a misdirected subsidy: Rajan

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 21:32

Terming the increase in quota of subsidised LPG as "misdirected subsidies", RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said the move will end up benefiting people who can afford to pay market rates.

LPG cap hiked from 9 to 12; Aadhar-linked subsidy scheme suspended

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 18:10

Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said raising the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders from nine at present, will cost Rs 5,000 crore in additional subsidy annually.

Subsidised LPG cylinder cap hiked from 9 to 12 per yr; effective from April

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 15:53

Bowing to party pressure, the government Thursday raised the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders per household in a year from nine at present and also put on hold paying users the subsidy into bank accounts using Aadhaar platform.

Govt to 'seriously consider' raising LPG cylinder quota: Moily

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 17:16

The government had initially capped the supply of subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to six per household in a year in September 2012.

Kerala Left opposition walks out over LPG issue

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 14:07

Left opposition walked out of Kerala assembly on first day of session, dissatisfied with government`s reply on steps taken to give more time to people to link their Aadhaar number to a bank account.

Fuel prices hike unjustified: CPI

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 22:01

CPI on Saturday demanded roll back of the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and unsubsidised LPG cylinders, saying it was unjustified.

'No proposal to increase number of subsidised LPG cylinders'

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 14:07

Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said there was no proposal before the government to increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders from the present nine a year to 12.

Rs 2,000 cr given as LPG subsidy under DBT till Dec

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:27

The government has transferred Rs 2,000 crore into 6.6 crore accounts as LPG subsidy till December 2013 under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.