Facing opposition from key allies in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Petroleum Minister Murli Deora today discussed an

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: The Union government has put in motion the process of effecting a possible fuel price hike, with the Cabinet scheduled to discuss the issue on Thursday.

It is not surprising that the expert panel headed by Kirit Parikh on the pricing of petroleum products should recommend total decontrol of the retail prices of petrol and diesel while suggesting a more gradual approach in the case of kerosene and LPG. In July-August 2008, the B.K.

The planning commission on Friday claimed that decontrolling fossil fuel prices would help tame inflation, deflating the contrary general perception, The Commission panel's deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said: "It (decontrolling fuel price) will not flare up the inflation. I just think that it is not sustainable to have pricing, which are not in line with the world prices."

Proposal will bring down the burden of oil companies

Kirit Parikh The Kirit Parikh committee has recommended market-determined pricing for petrol and diesel. It has also recommended linking the price of domestic LPG and kerosene distributed through the Public Distribution System (PDS) to the increase in per capita GDP for urban population and agriculture GDP, respectively.

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister-appointed Kirit Parikh committee on Wednesday recommended complete decontrol of the petrol and diesel prices and favoured a hike of Rs. 100 a domestic LPG cylinder and an increase of Rs. 6 a litre for kerosene.


The latest issues of both the World Energy Outlook (WEO) and the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) brought to the fore the importance and urgency of a low carbon revolution in order to align climate and development imperative and digress from

The pilot study of user experience with traditional and improved cookstoves based on research in five Indian states. Provides an understanding of traditional cooking practices,looks at some of the improved cook stoves currently in the market & assesses user experience surrounding use of these improved cookstoves.