M Veerappa Moily

  • Kejriwal campaigns against Moily in his home turf 16-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Taking his battle against Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily to his constituency, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused him of having joined hands with RIL chief Mukesh Ambani and asked people to reject him in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a rally after his roadshow in...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal to hold another roadshow in Karnataka on Sunday 16-03-2014 10:21 AM

    Bangalore: Jostling for political space in Karnataka ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow in Chikkballapur, about 59 kilometres from Bangalore, where Union Minister M Veerappa Moily is contesting. The AAP leader will conclude his two-day Karnataka visit on...
  • Moily cancels events after poll announcement 05-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily was on Wednesday forced to cancel three events in his home state of Karnataka after the model code of conduct came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule. Moily was to inaugurate the nation's first strategic oil storage at Mangalore, which...
  • Government to push Rs 46000 crore mission to increase forest cover 19-02-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UPA government has decided to push a Rs 46000 crore ambitious mission to increase forest cover in the country. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said the Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday the Green India Mission, one of the eight missions...
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  • Karnataka: BJP names BSY from Shimoga, Congress adds Nilekani's name 07-02-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress and BJP in Karnataka have almost finalised their first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The state Congress has asked the high command to field all 9 sitting MPs from the state while the BJP has already submitted a list of 21 candidates cleared...
  • Delhi: Veerappa Moily to launch sale of 5-kg gas cylinders at petrol pumps tomorrow 20-01-2014 04:40 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday will launch sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders at petrol pumps in the national capital. The scheme to sell market priced 5-kg cooking gas cylinders was launched at all over the country except for Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in view...
  • Green clearance difficult if panchayats oppose: Veerappa Moily 14-01-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Setting a rule of sorts, Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily has made it clear that green nod will not be given to a project that is opposed by local panchayats. He made this clear against the backdrop of rejection of clearance to London-based Vedanta's USD 1.7 billion bauxite...
  • Government considers hiking subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders 12-01-2014 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: The government is considering increasing the quota of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) cylinders from nine to 12 per household in a year, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Sunday. "I have read in the newspapers about (Congress vice-president) Rahul Gandhi taking up the issue of increasing the...
  • Odisha: Posco steel plant, India's biggest FDI, gets environmental approval 10-01-2014 02:33 PM

    South Korean steel maker Posco has received environment clearance for its Rs 52,000 crore steel plant in Odisha, ending an eight-year wait for the project to get off the ground. "Yeah, I have cleared it," new Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi. "It (the approval) was given...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC 22-11-2013 08:55 PM

    Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has told the Supreme Court that he has not done any favour to Reliance Industries Ltd and allegations levelled against him by CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta are baseless and politically motivated. "The allegation that the present Minister was inducted to do Reliance s bidding is...
  • Mamata takes a dig at Moily's 'Bus Day' proposal 09-11-2013 11:15 PM

    Taking a dig at the Petroleum Ministry's proposal of declaring 'Bus Day' once a week to promote fuel conservation and reduce the country's oil import bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it would be better to walk. "Petroleum Ministry, being unable to control repeated price hike of petrol...
  • Sale of 5-kg LPG cylinder allowed at petrol pumps across the country 05-11-2013 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: After the success of pilot programmes in five metros Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday approved the sale of 5 kg cooking gas cylinders from all petrol pumps across the country despite the model code of conduct in force in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram...
  • Oil Ministry approves sale of 5-kg LPG cylinders at petrol pumps 04-11-2013 06:47 PM

    After the success of pilot programmes in five metro cities, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily, on Monday, allowed the sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders at petrol pumps across the country. The scheme, launched on October 5, allowed petrol pumps owned and operated by oil companies in Delhi, Mumbai,...
  • India should not become like Russia, says Moily over FIR against KM Birla 18-10-2013 07:38 PM

    As industry voiced concern over the CBI naming industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla in a case, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily, on Friday, said investigating agencies and the judiciary must ensure that India does not become like Russia, where investors are not prepared to go and billionaires are put behind bars....
  • Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy: Veerappa Moily 09-10-2013 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: Having made Aadhaar mandatory for receiving subsidised cooking gas (LPG) in 19 districts, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the unique identification card will no longer be a must for giving subsidises unless cleared by the Supreme Court. The Oil Ministry is implementing the scheme for...
  • LPG cylinders to be available at petrol pumps in metro cities soon 02-10-2013 03:09 PM

    Cooking gas (LPG) will now be available at select petrol pumps in metro cities after the Oil Ministry has allowed sale of small 5-kg cylinders at retail outlets. It has also permitted LPG connection portability, allowing consumers to choose or change cooking gas dealer at press of a button, an...
  • No plans to raise fuel prices at present, says Veerappa Moily 24-09-2013 05:04 PM

    India has no plans to raise diesel and other key subsidised fuel prices at present, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters on Tuesday, as he announced measures aimed at saving $5 billion from the country's huge fuel bill. Moily, who has said he wants to find savings of up...
  • Veerappa Moily to unveil mega fuel conservation campaign today 24-09-2013 09:18 AM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily will on Tuesday unveil a mega fuel conservation campaign aimed at cutting oil demand so as help the nation save up to USD 20 billion in foreign exchange. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked Moily to prepare a plan to cut oil import bill by...
  • India looks to cut oil bill by $25 billion by importing more from Iran 23-09-2013 07:25 PM

    India's oil ministry wants to raise imports of Iranian crude, even though US sanctions call for a cut, and has argued its case in a memorandum ahead of President Barack Obama's meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Oil accounts for about a third of India's total imports and...
  • India eyes diesel price rise, fuel consumption curbs 07-09-2013 09:27 AM

    India may announce more measures to curb fuel consumption later this month and raise diesel prices by close to 10 percent soon in a bid to cut the biggest item in its import bill and support the rupee, government officials said. The world's fourth-biggest energy user is considering a Rs...
  • Rupee fall, oil price hike will result in Rs 1,80,000 crore loss: Moily 31-08-2013 03:25 PM

    New Delhi: Battling double whammy of dipping rupee and surging global oil rates, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying without corrective steps losses on sale of subsidised fuel sales will rise to unprecedented Rs 1,80,000 crore. In a detailed note, Moily told the...
  • Moily meets Chidambaram to discuss ways to cut oil import bill 29-08-2013 05:38 PM

    With fall in rupee value and the Syrian crisis ballooning oil import bill, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday met Finance Minister P Chidambaram to discuss possible solutions including Rs 3-4 per litre hike in diesel prices and cut in duties. The over 20 per cent rupee depreciation this...
  • PM seeks USD 25 billion cut in oil import bill to narrow current account deficit 27-08-2013 07:43 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought USD 25 billion cut in oil import bill to narrow current account deficit, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said. India, which paid about USD 170 billion last fiscal for importing oil, is renewing imports of the fuel from Iran as unlike imports...
  • Veerappa Moily hails Congress victory in Karnataka by-polls 24-08-2013 07:06 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday hailed Congress' thumping victory in by-polls for two Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka as a big game changer ahead of general elections. Congress dealt a big blow to the JDS in its heartland when it wrested the Mandya and Bangalore Rural seats from...
  • Will resign if charges of shifting official proved right: Moily 13-08-2013 06:38 PM

    Strongly refuting charges of transferring an officer for being tough on Reliance Industries, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said he will resign if even an iota of evidence was produced against him. Moily said Giridhar Aramane, Joint Secretary in his ministry, has not been transferred as is being...
  • Moily transferred officer for raising queries over gas pricing: CPI 13-08-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta has claimed that a senior Petroleum Ministry officer was transferred by Minister M Veerappa Moily over the recent gas price hike issue. Dasgupta made these claims in a letter to the PM Manmohan Singh saying that Moily decided to get rid of bureaucrats who...
  • Diesel prices hiked by 50 paise per litre 01-07-2013 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre, excluding VAT, with effect from Monday midnight. This is the fifth increase in diesel rates in 2013. Diesel in Delhi will cost Rs 50.84 per litre from Tuesday as against Rs 50.26 currently. Oil firms on Saturday hiked...
  • Moily retracts statement on threat from import lobby 15-06-2013 09:20 PM

    Bangalore: Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily Saturday denied he had said that he faced a threat personally from oil import lobbies. "I did not say that. My statement has been confused by media," he told reporters on the margins of a function in Bangalore. Moily said what he had stated...