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'Sop opera' in Tamil Nadu continues: A comparison of Jaya's poll promises

May 06, 2016

'Sop opera' in Tamil Nadu continues: A comparison of Jaya's poll promises

Come election season and Tamil Nadu witnesses a slew of freebies being promised by competing political parties — a spectacle unparalleled in rest of India. #Tamil Nadu #DMK #NewsTracker #AIADMK #Freebies #Subsidy #Manifesto #2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly Election #Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016 #TN/Puducherry
After a big step, why is govt sending confusing signals on its subsidy rationalisation efforts

Apr 23, 2016

After a big step, why is govt sending confusing signals on its subsidy rationalisation efforts

The principle underlying any subsidy regime should simply be this – the well-off should not get government doles and support #Subsidy #Dharmendra Pradhan #Welfare Schemes #LPG subsidy #GiveitUp campaign #PAHAL scheme
#Explained: If crude prices are at 2004 levels, why are we paying double the price for petrol, diesel?

Mar 22, 2016

#Explained: If crude prices are at 2004 levels, why are we paying double the price for petrol, diesel?

Consumers should not expect the prices of petrol and diesel to fall even if the crude prices decline more, because the government will continue increasing the excise duty on these fuels #Subsidy #petrol price #rupee depreciation #excise duty #diesel price #GRM #Crude price
Budget 2016: Farmers seek Rs 5 lakh loan at 4%, higher support price

Jan 04, 2016

Budget 2016: Farmers seek Rs 5 lakh loan at 4%, higher support price

Farmer groups and agriculture experts today asked the government to provide loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to all farmers at 4 per cent interest and sought higher support price, increased coverage of crop insurance and consistent export policy. #Arun Jaitley #MSP #Subsidy #Interest #loan #farmers #NDA #fertiliser #Union Budget 2016 #social sector 2016 #Agriculture 2015
Govt to roll out kerosene subsidy via DBT starting April

Jan 02, 2016

Govt to roll out kerosene subsidy via DBT starting April

Cash subsidy to be paid to users will be equivalent to the difference between current PDS price of about Rs 12 and market rate of Rs 43 per litre #Subsidy #LPG #Kerosene #Direct Benefit Transfer
Jet fuel price cut by 1.2%; non-subsidised LPG rate hiked by Rs 61.50

Dec 01, 2015

Jet fuel price cut by 1.2%; non-subsidised LPG rate hiked by Rs 61.50

Jet fuel or ATF price was cut today by a marginal 1.2 per cent, the third reduction in as many months, while rate of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by Rs 61.50 a cylinder due to global cues. #Subsidy #LPG #Jet fuel #ATF #Cooking Gas #Indian Oil Corp
Indonesian plane that crashed was carrying $4,70,000 for poor families

Aug 17, 2015

Indonesian plane that crashed was carrying $4,70,000 for poor families

Four postal workers aboard the plane were escorting four bags of cash totaling $468,750 in government fuel aid money. #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Subsidy #Fuel #Joko Widodo #Trigana Air Service
Patchy rains: Govt readies Rs 300 cr plan for farmers, to offer subsidised diesel and seeds

Aug 13, 2015

Patchy rains: Govt readies Rs 300 cr plan for farmers, to offer subsidised diesel and seeds

Subsidies for seeds and diesel and a few other measures to help cushion the blow of poor monsoon would cost Rs 300 crore #Subsidy #farmers #below normal monsoon