Moily

  • 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...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaw drivers protest outside Moily's residence December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Autorickshaw drivers on Sunday held a protest outside the residence of Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, demanding immediate rollback of the hike in CNG prices. The demonstrators, some of whom were wearing Aam Aadmi caps, reached Moily's Tughlak Lane residence this afternoon, raising slogans and demanded roll back...
  • Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate, says Veerappa Moily January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as speculations over the Congress's official prime ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections continue, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who took the additional charge of Environment and Forests portfolio on Tuesday, said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the party's prime ministerial candidate. Moily took charge...
  • Veerappa Moily to take charge as Environment Minister today December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Leader Veerappa Moily is set to take over as the next Environment and Forests Minister on Tuesday. This after Jayanathi Natarajan resigned last week to help with the party's preparations for the coming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This even as a controversy has erupted over Jayanthi Natarajan's...
  • GoM okays Rs 7200cr interest-free loan to bail out sugar mills December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: An informal group of ministers, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Friday recommended a slew of incentives to the sugar industry, including 12 per cent interest subsidy on Rs 7,200 crore loan that mills can avail of from banks for paying cane farmers. The PM-constituted panel also recommended...
  • No reversal on gas price hikes; notification soon, says Veerappa Moily November 26, 2013

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday ruled out reversal of the decision to double natural gas prices from April 1 next year and said that the notification on this will be issued shortly. "Absolutely, there is no question of reversing the decision to hike natural gas prices, as proposed by...
  • 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...
  • Seemandhra ministers meet PM, seeks justice November 11, 2013

    A section of Union ministers from Andhra Pradesh met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to convey concerns arising out of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and demanded justice for Seemandhra people. "We met the Prime Minister seeking justice for Seemandhra region," Union Minister of State for Finance J D Seelam said....
  • 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,...
  • Government panel recommends Rs 5 hike in diesel prices October 30, 2013

    India should immediately raise diesel prices by about 9.5 per cent or 5 rupees a litre, a government panel recommended on Wednesday, along with other measures aimed at cutting the government's huge oil subsidy bill. The panel, set up in May to advise the government on fuel pricing, also suggested capping...
  • Follow rule of law, but don't scare away investors: Moily on Birla FIR October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and former Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy have warned that investigations against top businessmen may not augur well for the country's reputation and will drive away foreign investors. The remarks came after the Central Bureau of Investigation filed an FIR against Aditya Birla Group Chairman...
  • 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...
  • Naidu discharged from hospital, hits out at Congress October 13, 2013

    TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, who was discharged from hospital after his nearly a week-long fast, on Sunday, hit out at the Congress for the manner in which division of Andhra Pradesh is being carried out and said that Seemandhra people are worried about the future of Hyderabad. "There is agitation in...
  • FTP: Oil minister Moily travels by metro: Should more VIPs use public transport? October 9, 2013

    Delhi Metro has a VIP commuter now as Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has started his drive to save fuel by commuting through metro to work. Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. He plans to do so every Wednesday and he has also adviced his...
  • Moily starts austerity drive to save fuel by riding on metro October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro has a VIP commuter now as Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has started his drive to save fuel by commuting through metro to work. He plans to do so every Wednesday and he has also adviced his Cabinet colleagues to use public transport. What can be termed as...
  • 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...
  • Oil Minister Veerappa Moily travels to work in metro to save fuel October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. The minister took the Metro from a station near his residence and travelled to the Central Secretariat station, which is near Shastri Bhawan. The Petroleum Minister latest action is said to be part of a fuel conservation...
  • 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...
  • Veerappa Moily hints at reduction in petrol price in next few days September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday hinted at a reduction in price of petrol in next few days, the first cut in rates in over five months. The reduction in rates is likely to be announced by the month end as per the practice of fortnightly revision in...
  • 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...
  • Seemandhra ministers, MPs urge Congress to reconsider Telangana decision September 19, 2013

    Central ministers and MPs from Seemandhra region on Wednesday met senior Congress leaders Veerappa Moily and Ahmed Patel and asked them to reconsider the Congress Working Committe (CWC) decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. Both Moily and Patel are members of an AICC Committee headed by A K Antony to look into...
  • 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...
  • Moily in doubt over amendment to RTI Bill, says timing not right: sources September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily has expressed doubts over the amendment to the Right to Information Bill saying the timing may not be right, considering the poor perception about politicians, said sources. The amendment, aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit, is...
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  • Is the government running out of options to control the oil pool deficit? September 2, 2013

    In an attempt to cut oil consumption, the Oil Ministry had on Sunday proposed petrol pumps to be open from 8 am to 8 pm. However, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily took a U-turn on Monday and denied any such proposal after facing criticism from the Opposition and the public. ...
  • Moily takes a U-turn on petrol pump timings proposal amidst criticism September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the oil ministry proposal's to restrict petrol pumps timings generated huge criticism from Opposition and public, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily had taken a U-turn within the 24 hours. The government is in panic mode to cut costs amidst mounting oil imports bills and complaints of oil...