New Delhi: Cooking gas prices will go up by Rs 27.50 per cylinder, instead of the Rs 40 hike proposed in the Delhi budget. Bowing to popular sentiment, the city government went into rollback mode on Monday, waiving the 5% value added tax on LPG. Also exempted from VAT were CNG, tea, coffee and some other items, whose prices will now remain unchanged.

Ajay Modi / New Delhi March 26, 2010, 0:28 IST

Petroleum ministry mulls scheme to open bank accounts for targeted recipients.

Delhi may become the first state to move to direct cash pay-outs of subsidies on kerosene sold through the public distribution system (PDS).

NEW DELHI: Initiating the discussion on the Delhi Budget 2010-11, former Delhi Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday charged that Delhiites have been unnecessarily burdened with taxes because of the Delhi Government's wasteful expenditure and poor financial management and demanded a rollback of the hike in VAT on CNG and diesel.

New Delhi: Consumers will have to fork out up to 40 paise a litre more for motor fuels in 13 cities that will upgrade to Euro-IV quality. Petroleum secretary S Sundareshan on Monday confirmed that the government was considering a differential pricing for Euro-IV petrol and diesel but declined to say by how much the prices would be higher from Euro-III fuels being sold now.

VAT Raised By 5-12.5 Percentage Points On Several Items; Highest Allocation To Transport Sector

THE Delhi government on Monday raised tax rates on a number of items to generate additional revenues to meet the expenditure on the Commonwealth Games, a move that could upset many a household budget in the national capital.

Delhiites will have to shell out more money for virtually everything from cooking gas to diesel with the Delhi government withdrawing a Rs-40 subsidy on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder and increasing value added tax (VAT) on diesel in its Budget for 2010-11 announced today.

New Delhi: In line with its commitment to minimize greenhouse gases, discom NDPL has prepared an ambitious plan to tap renewable sources of energy. Apart from its several solar projects that already exist, the discom is working on various other plans with an aim to generate up to 1500kW power from solar energy before the Commonwealth Games.

NEW DELHI, 18 MARCH: In a major initiative towards energy conservation in operations and cantonment complexes, the Armed Forces have completed an energy audit of few major installations as part of the

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to replace all existing bulbs and lamps across various municipal buildings with energy-efficient T-5 lamps and CFL lights.

The decision has been taken in accordance with the Energy Conservation Act (2001), MCD standing committee chairperson R K Singhal said. The civic body will take up the project in two phases at a cost of Rs 2.6 crore.