Lpg Cap

  • Delhi govt to raise LPG cap to 12 cylinders for poor January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sheila Dikshit government has decided to raise the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders from 9 to 12 barrells per annum. The move, however, will benefit only the BPL (below poverty line) card holders. The decision was taken as part of the 'Kerosenefree Delhi' scheme. Last year, the Centre...
  • Maya, Karuna urge govt to reconsider decision on diesel price January 18, 2013

    Lucknow: The government came under attack from its allies over the decision to partially deregulate diesel price. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati called the decision antipeople and said the government was only thinking about the rich and not the poor. "This will lead to further price rise of commodities. The...
  • Diesel prices up by 45 paise per litre from today January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday took the first major step towards the deregulation of diesel prices saying oil companies will be allowed to decide the prices and hike the prices in small amounts from time to time. Oil companies have raised diesel prices by 45 paise per litre after a...
  • Oil cos have liberty to make small changes in diesel prices: Moily January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday took the first step towards diesel decontrol and allowed the oil companies to raise prices from time to time, but kept the mechanism to be followed unclear. While speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily said that...
  • EC disapproves Moily's announcement of raising LPG cap December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday disapproved Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily's announcement of raising subsidised LPG quota and asked him to be circumspect in future. Moily had announced that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders could be raised from six to nine. Taking a note...
  • Govt yet to decide on raising LPG cap: Moily December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Election Commission rap, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said the government has not yet taken any decision on raising cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders and the EC would have been informed before announcing any decision. "If the...
  • EC warns govt not to raise LPG cap before Gujarat polls December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has served a notice to Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily for announcing that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders could be raised from six to nine. EC says this is a violation of the model code of conduct as the announcement comes barely 24 hours ahead...
  • News 360: EC objects to Centre's plan to raise cap on subsidised LPG December 11, 2012

    The EC sends out a warning as the Centre announces a plan to raise the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders from six to nine. ...
  • EC asks govt to not raise LPG cap before Gujarat polls December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking suo moto cognisance of reports of the Centre's move ahead of Gujarat assembly polls to increase the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders, the Election Commission has directed it to stop the same forthwith. The Commission held an emergency meeting soon after the Minister of Petroleum and Natural...
  • LPG cap could be raised from 6 to 9: Moily December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday indicated that the cap on the number of subsidised LPG cylinders a family can buy per year could be raised. Speaking to reporters, Moily said that the cap could be raised from six cylinders to nine. However, Finance Ministry sources...
  • Kerala CPM cooks food on highways to oppose LPG cap December 2, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM in Kerala on Saturday staged a protest against the central government's decision to cap the number of subsidized LPG cylinders by cooking food at various points along highways in the state. The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist activists set up about 7.75 lakh temporary ovens on the highways and...
  • LPG cap: Higwayside cooking protest in Kerala December 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a novel mode of protest against price rise and LPG subsidy cut, thousands of CPI(M) workers, sympathisers and their family members in Kerala on Saturday cooked food on highway sides in the entire stretch of the state to "symbolically express their anguish" at the antipeople policies of the...
  • Now surrender additional LPG connection online November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Finding it difficult to surrender the extra cooking gas LPG cylinder you have? Help is now just a click away. Consumers owning more than one LPG connection can now surrender the extra one online. All that they have to do is logon to their respective company site and...
  • Good news for LPG consumers in Maharashtra soon: Chavan October 23, 2012

    Thane: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday hinted at a relief for LPG consumers in the state. Addressing a programme in Dombivili town of Thane district, Chavan said the people of the state would soon get a "good news" regarding the LPG cylinders. However, he did not elaborate further on...
  • LPG cap: J&K CM Omar Abdullah demands waiver October 20, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the state cannot be treated at par with other states of the country on the LPG cap issue in view of subzero temperatures during winters. "I have told the Central Government that Jammu and Kashmir cannot be placed at...
  • Govt rules out rollback of decision to cap subsidised LPG October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday ruled out a rollback or modification of its decision to cap supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) at 6 cylinders per household in a year as it will cast a "shadow" on the whole reform process. "No, absolutely not. There is no change (in...
  • WB: Cap on LPG hits midday meals in schools October 13, 2012

    Kolkata: Kids in staterun primary schools availing of midday meals in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal seem to be among the worst hit by the subsidy cap in LPG cylinders. The scheme is on the verge of collapse on account of the hike in cooking gas prices. For five...
  • Sibal wants subsidy on LPG to continue for midday meal October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has suggested to Petroleum Ministry to continue providing LPG cylinders at subsidised rate for the midday meal programme this fiscal amid concerns that the scheme could be hit by the cap on cooking gas. Noting that the cap on LPG for the midday meal...
  • Delhi: BJP protests against price rise, LPG cap October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against price rise and cap on LPG cylinders at Jantar Mantar in the capital on Friday. Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were at the rally as part of the party's 'Congress hatao, Desh bachao' (remove Congress, save the country)...
  • LPG cap: B'lore NGO serving free food to shut down? October 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Hundreds of destitute people may go hungry due to the government's cap on LPG cylinders. The cap has risen pressure on NGOs who offer food, but say the new rule is hampering their work. At 'Home of Hope', a home for the abandoned, there is a fresh crisis. Now...
  • Pandemonium in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over LPG cap October 3, 2012

    Srinagar: Pandemonium broke out in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday as opposition PDP and BJP demanded suspension of question hour to discuss the problems caused by cap on LPG cylinders. Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone urged the opposition to allow the question hour proceedings after which the LPG crisis...
  • Mamata to protest against FDI in Delhi today October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a protest rally in New Delhi against FDI in retail. This will be her first rally in the capital since exiting the UPA-II. FDI was one of the reasons for Mamata parting ways with the Congress. All 19 TMC MPs are expected...
  • Loot is on in the name of reforms: Mamata Banerjee September 29, 2012

    Kolkata/New Delhi: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for saying that the government is doing what is "good for the country" and that the reform process should continue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the government is looting the country in the name of 'aam admi'...
  • TMC, BJP tear into UPA's defence of reforms September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress and the Opposition are using the CNN-IBN poll to target the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government and its recent economic decision to claim that these are not in the interest of the country. The poll shows that a majority of urban India has slammed...
  • Urban India gives a thumbs down to PM's reforms push: CNN-IBN poll September 28, 2012

    It may well be a massive blow to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new found reform push. An Opinion Poll conducted by CNN-IBN in association with GfK Mode across urban India has given a massive thumbs down to the diesel price hike and limit on LPG subsidy. The findings shockingly also suggest a...
  • DMK, NCP express concerns on fuel price hike September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: There seems to be more ally trouble for the Congress after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's exit. Sources say that the DMK asked for a diesel price hike rollback at the UPA coordination committee meeting on Thursday. Sources also say that the DMK wants the LPG cap to...
  • LPG cap: Distributors plan strike on October 1 September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Federation of LPG Distributors of India has announced a nationwide strike on October 1 against the cap on subsidised cylinders introduced recently by the government to deal with its huge subsidy bill. The Federation's General Secretary Pawan Soni said that the move would create a huge...
  • Fuel price hike is a burden on the common man: Chandigarh September 22, 2012

    PM Manmohan Singh recently announced some major economic policy decisions allowing for 51 per cent FDI in retail, a hike in diesel prices and a cap on subsidised LPG cylinders. ...
  • Populist measures next in PM's reforms agenda September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in an address to the nation on Friday evening, sought to explain the recent important policy decisions made by the government to put India's flailing economy back on track. Explaining that India's fiscal deficit was ballooning and its subsidy bill was an astounding Rs...
  • BJP's likely strategies after Cong-TMC split September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) marches on unleashing one economic reform measure after another, especially after key ally Trinamool Congress (TMC) decided to withdraw its support from the government over fuel price hikes and FDI in retail, the main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems speechless. Left...