July25, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
India was told today morning that India is Food Surplus – Sugar, Grains, Oilseeds, Cotton etc. So its time for Growing Energy Crops converting Bio-waste to Ethanol – out of nowhere Rs.2 lakh crore program was disclosed when there is actually not much progress in food production, food processing and 50% of population is Malnourished and is starving.
UPA Under-Recoveries Rs.9 Lakh Cr – BJP Overcharge Rs.12 Lakh Cr
As usual Congress spokesperson came unprepared – got entangled on debate on Free 8 Cr LPG Cylinders program – had no idea that under UPA Under Recovery on account of Kerosene, LPG and Diesel – all sensitive fuels was from 2007-08 to 2013-14 were Rs.77,123 Cr, Rs.1,03,292 Cr, Rs.46,051 Cr, Rs.78,190 Cr, Rs.1,38,541 Cr, Rs.161,029 Cr, Rs.1,43,738 Cr = Rs.7,47,964 Cr in Seven years. 10 Yr UPA Petroleum Subsidies and Under-recoveries were Rs.9,00,000 Cr.
UPA in last two years of its term – Gave Subsidy Plus Under Recoveries on Kerosene & LPG worth Rs.68,968 and Rs.80,901 Crand on Diesel Rs.92,061 Cr and Rs.62,837 Cr to keep the Economy Rolling.
Under Recoveries Under BJP were reduced gradually to nothing from 2014-15 to 2016-17. Rs.76,285 Cr, Rs.27,570 Cr, Rs.22,780 Cr. But Taxes Gain was around Rs.15 Lakh Cr from Petroleum Products in 5 years alone – Say Rs.12 Lakh Cr NET Over Charge.
8 Cr Cylinder Distributed FREE by June2019 is only Rs.8,000 Cr subsidy to Poor.
It is Important that 3.5 Cr new Consumers to get FREE LPG Cylinder didn’t buy Refill in 3 months – but its more IMPORTANT to supply 14.2 kg Fuel in each cylinder and cost of Procuring it from City involves cost of say Rs.100/- Under Weight Supply & Procurement cost add up to Rs.1000/-.
It was Claimed that Rs.10 Lakh Cr worth Highway Projects were awarded by BJP in this 5 year term but outcome is ZERO. EP Expressway is not fully operational – but Delhi has already seenManifold Growth in 500 kg, 1000 kg and 3T Trucks – Delhi may get rid of 50,000 Interstate Trucks passing through city but has 0.5m Micro, Small, & 3T Trucks.
Elevated Highways though Cities like Panipat or Zirakpur has facilitated 5% traffic to run nonstop save 1 hour to Chandigarh but95% Local Traffic along highway and Roadways Buses has slowed down by say 30m.
When 200,000 MW Hydro Power is yet to be Developed in Himalayas including Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim – Why is GOI interested in Recovering Waters in Minor Drains of Indus Basin? Dams on Yamuna are yet to be built for MULTIPLE Benefits.
WORSE GOI is LIMITING ‘Cab Sharing’ and ‘Uberization’ of Public Transport.
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Car Pooling Private Limited: Plan to Shield Cabbies
Govt considers cap on the number of shared rides private cars owners can provide or limiting the money they can earn
New Delhi: The government, which wants to promote ride sharing by private car owners, is considering a proposal to either cap the number of such rides or the money they can make to protect the livelihood of cab drivers, said persons with knowledge of the matter. The ride-sharing push is part of the government’s larger plan to enhance mobility in India.
The government is considering the Singapore model under which a private car owner can provide two shared rides a day or the US model where there is a cap on the money a car owner can make in a year through carpooling services.
“You can charge some money as long as it is on a no-profit, no-loss basis,” said one of the persons cited above. “The money can’t be for making an income and should be just to recover fuel and other costs.”
A senior bureaucrat said the government is looking at various models to decrease the number of passenger vehicles on the road and promote public transportation. Allowing commercial ride sharing by private car owners is one of them.
“It can be done through aggregators such as Uber and Ola,” he said. “Taxi permits may be liberalised so that private cars can easily be converted and used as taxis by service aggregators but state governments also have to be on board.” Passenger safety was another important aspect that needed to be kept in mind, he said.
“Several international laws and models of carpooling are being reviewed,” he said. “Also, we have to protect the business interest of existing taxi drivers.” A recent high-level taskforce that included representatives of various ministries and Niti Aayog had suggested liberalising taxi permits.
Taxi Permits Likely to be Liberalised
ET had reported in March that the government is considering a plan to allow carpooling of private vehicles and letting them operate as taxis through aggregators such as Uber and Ola in a bid to address the issues of transportation in India.
“Taxi permits may be liberalised so that private cars can easily be converted and used as taxis by service aggregators,” said a report prepared by the taskforce.
The taskforce was set up to formulate an action plan to reform the country’s transport system and make it less polluting, ET had reported at the time.
However, some government quarters had warned that such a move will impact taxi operators, who are already under pressure from ride-hailing companies such as Ola and Uber.
Beyond private cars, the government is also considering a plan to allow buses, motorcycles and autorickshaws to share rides as part of its comprehensive transportation solution recommendations, said one of the persons cited above.