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Tag: Ujjwala Scheme

Union Cabinet Approves Distribution Of Free Foodgrain Till November

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the scheme for distribution of free food grains to the country’s poorest until the end of November to help them cope with the economic pain of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Briefing reporters about the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Information […]

No Subsidy For Domestic LPG Customers Onwards May

New Delhi: Lower global oil prices have not helped reduce auto fuel prices for consumers but it has saved the government from paying subsidy on cooking gas cylinder into the accounts of household beneficiaries. From May, the government will not be paying subsidy into the accounts of domestic LPG customers in all metros under the […]

Air India Owes Rs 5,000 Cr In Fuel Dues; Hasn't Paid In 230 Days: Oil Cos

New Delhi: Air India owes three state-owned oil firms Rs 5,000 crore in unpaid fuel bills with payments being delayed by almost eight months, forcing retailers to snap supplies, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said on Friday. IOC, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) on Thursday afternoon stopped jet fuel or […]

Congress did not give Ambedkar his due: Modi

Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress for humiliating the author of the Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar and not giving him his due. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said: “The Congress has always insulted Dr Ambedkar. But I have seen other parties too that claimed to follow the […]

State-Centre face-off over Ujjwala scheme in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday lambasted the Odisha government for carrying out false political campaign against the Ujjwala scheme and said that it shows the ruling party’s apprehension about the rising popularity of the welfare scheme among the poor in the State. The response came a day after […]

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Centre-State in face-off over slashing of kerosene quota

Bhubaneswar: In an apparent face-off between Odisha government and Centre over slashing of kerosene quota, BJP has asked the State to check black marketing of the essential commodity before demanding for more while ruling BJD alleged the cooking gas under Ujjwala scheme is being distributed at party level only and not the eligible beneficiaries. The […]

It’s the Panchayat polls, stupid!

The unseemly tug-of-war between the Centre and the Odisha government over the guest list at functions being organized across the state by the Union Petroleum & Natural Gas (PNG) ministry for the phase-wise roll out of the Ujjwala scheme points to two things. First, the two governments are locked in an essentially political battle that should have been better left to the two concerned parties – the BJP and BJD – to fight out. Second, the war of words between the two contending parties has assumed a particularly virulent tone at least partly because the panchayat polls are round the corner

"Top priority to State’s beneficiary list," Pradhan on Ujjwala scheme

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the ambiguity over the beneficiary list for implementation of Centre’s Ujjwala Scheme, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the list prepared by concerned State will be given utmost priority. “Though the Centre has lists of BPL families in all States, we will ask each and every State for an updated BPL […]