Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: LPG

LPG rates up by Rs 15 per cylinder as international oil prices surge

Rates of both subsidised and non-subsidised LPG prices were hiked, oil company officials said. Cooking gas will now cost Rs 899.50 per cylinder in the national capital.

Modi’s ‘Give it up’ plan inspires Karnataka, state asks rich farmers to give up free power

While the scheme has been described as voluntary, farmers are wary of it becoming mandatory in the future. Opposition has described the move as ‘insidious’ and ‘ill-timed’.

Our oil sector is dominated by financially strong PSUs. Monetisation may not benefit it

Oil PSUs are not really dependent on the proceeds from asset monetisation for raising resources for the new infrastructure projects planned by them.

LPG price hiked by Rs 25/cylinder, Congress says move ‘anti-women, anti-people’

A subsidised LPG will now cost Rs 859 per cylinder in Delhi. The price of domestic cooking gas has more than doubled in last seven years. Rates were last hiked by Rs 25.50 on 1 July.

Fights at water taps, no LPG, no net – My grandparents’ village inspires me to go on

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Modi’s LPG reform was different. It helped the poor immediately, no trickle-down timeline

As we celebrate India’s 1991 economic reforms, it is also important to know the success stories of recent campaigns. None stand out like LPG.

12% slum households in India still without LPG connection. Five ways to improve access

In a rapidly urbanising India, the exclusion of urban poor from energy access will have severe long-term implications on their health and economic development.

45% urban slum households still use traditional fuels like wood, charcoal over LPG: Study

New Delhi: Five years after the Narendra Modi government launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to reduce dependency of households on polluting low-cost...

Deadly smoke set to return to kitchens as Modi govt cuts LPG subsidies

Air pollution inside houses, primarily due to burning solid fuels, contributed to more than 1 million deaths in 2010, making it the second-biggest health risk factor in India.

For the first time, LPG sold more than petrol in India in 2020

Indian LPG consumption in 2020 was at 27.41 million tonnes, 4.3% higher than a year earlier, while petrol demand in the same period plunged 9.3% to 27.27 million tonnes.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.