Speaker to consult parliament canteen committee on subsidy

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she will consult canteen committee on the issue of subsidy being given to canteens in parliament.

DNA: Parliament House's canteen gets subsidy worth 14 crore every year

Ignoring the needs of over millions living in poverty and hunger, the parliament house of India gets a subsidy of 14 crores every year for it's canteen. If this amount is spent to feed the needful, wouldn't it bring down the count of the undernourished in the nation?

Centre to give farmers power, seeds subsidy in case rains fail

The government on Friday announced it will offer subsidy on diesel, power and seeds to farmers in case of deficient monsoon affecting crops.

India is now one of the world's fastest growing economies: Jaitley

Terming the one-year performance of Narendra Modi government as more than satisfactory, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the government is committed to bring in more reforms in the country.

Jaitley said India is now of the the fast growing economies in the world.

Resume subsidy for poor weavers of HP, J&K and UPA: Congress

Concern over stoppage of subsidy on woollen yarn by the Centre was expressed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday with a Congress member alleging that the step has badly affected the livelihood of weavers in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Challenges and ramifications of AAP's Delhi win

If the government fulfils these promises only by doling out funds from its exchequer, then it will be merely a political and populist stunt, which will not be very different from those made by different political parties in the last 67 years of Independence.

Will BJP shift its focus back on basic governance post Delhi rout?

In a big democracy like India, which hosts huge diversity both on social and economic front, there has always been a chance of conflict of interests.

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

10 crore Aadhaar numbers linked to bank accounts: UIDAI

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Monday said the number of Aadhaar numbers that have been linked to bank accounts has touched 10 crore, enabling these individuals to digitally receive subsidies and benefits under government schemes.

Tamil Nadu voices concern over move to scrap subsidised kerosene

 Ruling AIADMK, its rival DMK besides NDA ally MDMK on Saturday voiced concern over the Centre's reporetd move to scrap the supply of subsidised kerosene through the public distribution system.

Clarify new income bracket which will get subsidy benefit: AAP

 Reacting sharply to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely's remarks on doing away with LPG subsidy for the well-off, Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday asked the government to clarify what will be the new income bracket which will get subsidy benefit.

Telangana CM orders release of Rs 404.58 cr for farmers` subsidy

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday ordered the release of Rs 404.58 crore towards input subsidy to farmers whose crops were damaged due to different natural calamities from 2009-10 to 2014.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.

Make regional laguage title must for getting subsidy:Committee

Malayalam movies with English titles may not get subsidies, if state government approves a recommendation of an expert committee.

Punjab govt hikes subsidy on setting up new fish farms

The Punjab government today announced to increase subsidy to 50 per cent from the current 40 per cent for setting up new fish farms in the state.

Supply subsidised electricity to Mihan investors: Govt to MADC

Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (Mihan) project is likely to get a new boost as the government has asked Maharashtra Airport Development Company to supply electricity to the investors at subsidised rates.

China increases subsidies for poor in troubled Xinjiang

Amid growing number of violent attacks in the restive Xinjiang province where Chinese troops battle a separatist movement, government has hiked subsidies for poor in the province to improve their living standards.

HC directs oil companies not to insist on submission of Aadhar cards

Madras High Court on Thursday directed the oil companies not to insist on the submission of Aadhaar cards for availing of direct transfer of subsidy.

MP Congress releases poll manifesto; announces slew of incentives

Congress announced populist measures including sops, raising subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 and constitution of Vidhan Parishad in its manifesto for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

Govt mulls Bangalore free of kerosene

The state government plans to make the city kerosene-free by facilitating below poverty line (BPL) ration cardholders avail the subsidy through direct benefit transfer scheme.