M Veerappa Moily

  • BJP government failed to deliver its poll promises: Veerappa Moily July 7, 2014

    Former Union minister Veerappa Moily on Monday said that the main issue is not about letting the house function, but rising inflation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Moily said, "BJP government came to power on promise of tackling inflation, governance and removal of corruption but it has failed to deliver...
  • Congress needs to learn a lesson from this defeat: Veerappa Moily May 16, 2014

    Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily said that the party needs to learn a lesson from this defeat. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai Moily also said that they have always been proud of the leadershp in the Congress party. ...
  • Kejriwal campaigns against Moily in his home turf March 16, 2014

    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 Chikkaballapur...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal to hold another roadshow in Karnataka on Sunday March 16, 2014

    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 Sunday...
  • Moily cancels events after poll announcement March 5, 2014

    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 was...
  • Government to push Rs 46000 crore mission to increase forest cover February 20, 2014

    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 under...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Kejriwal targets Reliance: Where does truth lie in gas pricing? February 11, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday opened up a new front as he attacked the UPA government and Reliance Industries, accusing them of conspiring to raise gas prices. Kejriwal has also asked for an FIR against Reliance Industries Limited Chairperson Mukesh Ambani, Union Ministers Veerappa Moily and Murli Deora....
  • Karnataka: BJP names BSY from Shimoga, Congress adds Nilekani's name February 7, 2014

    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 January 20, 2014

    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 January 14, 2014

    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 January 12, 2014

    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 LPG...
  • Odisha: Posco steel plant, India's biggest FDI, gets environmental approval January 10, 2014

    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 about...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC November 22, 2013

    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 absolutely...
  • Mamata takes a dig at Moily's 'Bus Day' proposal November 10, 2013

    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 and...
  • Sale of 5-kg LPG cylinder allowed at petrol pumps across the country November 5, 2013

    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 November 4, 2013

    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, Kolkata,...
  • India should not become like Russia, says Moily over FIR against KM Birla October 18, 2013

    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. Moily...
  • Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy: Veerappa Moily October 9, 2013

    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 transfer...
  • LPG cylinders to be available at petrol pumps in metro cities soon October 2, 2013

    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 official...
  • No plans to raise fuel prices at present, says Veerappa Moily September 24, 2013

    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 to...
  • Veerappa Moily to unveil mega fuel conservation campaign today September 24, 2013

    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 at...
  • India looks to cut oil bill by $25 billion by importing more from Iran September 23, 2013

    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 higher...
  • India eyes diesel price rise, fuel consumption curbs September 7, 2013

    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 3...
  • Rupee fall, oil price hike will result in Rs 1,80,000 crore loss: Moily August 31, 2013

    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 August 29, 2013

    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 year...
  • PM seeks USD 25 billion cut in oil import bill to narrow current account deficit August 27, 2013

    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 from...
  • Veerappa Moily hails Congress victory in Karnataka by-polls August 24, 2013

    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 it...
  • Will resign if charges of shifting official proved right: Moily August 13, 2013

    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 alleged...
  • Moily transferred officer for raising queries over gas pricing: CPI August 13, 2013

    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...