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  • 61 lakh 'pucca' houses made under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Puri to Lok Sabha Jul 21, 2022 02:51 PM IST

    61 lakh 'pucca' houses made under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Puri to Lok Sabha

    Puri said states and UTs have been advised to expedite the construction of sanctioned houses so that all houses are completed within the stipulated timeline as per detailed project reports.

  • PSUs under housing, petroleum ministries looking at ways to hire 'Agniveers': Hardeep Puri Jun 18, 2022 05:08 PM IST

    PSUs under housing, petroleum ministries looking at ways to hire 'Agniveers': Hardeep Puri

    HS Puri defended the Agnipath scheme, saying: "This is a great scheme. I can say this on record that many PSUs under my ministries are already working on (hiring) trained manpower (Agniveers)… their skills can be utilised in PSUs."

  • Govt bungalows allowed to be retained by those who get another job: Puri Jun 02, 2022 11:00 PM IST

    Govt bungalows allowed to be retained by those who get another job: Puri

    Recently, the Centre launched action against the former MPs and Union ministers who were overstaying in their official bungalows.

  • Fuel retailers talking of under-recoveries on petrol, diesel: Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Jun 02, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    Fuel retailers talking of under-recoveries on petrol, diesel: Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said fuel retailers have knocked on the doors of the government seeking 'relief' but hastened to add that pricing is their decision.

  • ’India needs to grow but in a decarbonised manner'— here's what leaders said on energy transition at Davos May 27, 2022 06:47 PM IST

    ’India needs to grow but in a decarbonised manner'— here's what leaders said on energy transition at Davos

    At a time when the world faces twin challenges of energy inflation and energy transition, Indian businesses, too, are looking to make a switch to greener and cleaner fuels

  • Oil price at $110 per barrel not sustainable, says Minister Hardeep Puri in Davos May 24, 2022 08:04 PM IST

    Oil price at $110 per barrel not sustainable, says Minister Hardeep Puri in Davos

    "The fact that it is not sustainable is seen in the countries around India. It is also being seen in Africa and Latin America," Puri said.

  • Fuel price cut: Not surprised to see opposition taking credit for Centre's excise duty reduction: Hardeep Singh Puri May 23, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    Fuel price cut: Not surprised to see opposition taking credit for Centre's excise duty reduction: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri expresses his disappointment over Rajasthan, Kerala and Maharashtra taking credit for reduced excise duty by the central government and not decreasing VAT.

  • India set to be leader in green hydrogen: Hardeep Singh Puri May 23, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    India set to be leader in green hydrogen: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Speaking at a session on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022, Hardeep Singh Puri also talked about various transformational changes that have happened after 2014 during the Narendra Modi government.

  • IOC, HPCL and BPCL free to set their own fuel prices, says India's oil minister May 23, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    IOC, HPCL and BPCL free to set their own fuel prices, says India's oil minister

    Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, said the decision to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel, was in a sense, a sequel to the decision taken on November 4 last year. The minister spoke to CNBC-TV18 on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022.

  • All 100 smart cities to have integrated command-control centre by August 15: Hardeep Singh Puri Apr 18, 2022 07:31 PM IST

    All 100 smart cities to have integrated command-control centre by August 15: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The Smart Cities Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 and it was designed as part of a multi-layer strategy to meet the aspirations of 40 per cent of India’s population living in cities, said a PIB release.

  • Hardeep Singh Puri says 'privileged' to serve 11 Indian PMs, shares throwback pics Apr 17, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Hardeep Singh Puri says 'privileged' to serve 11 Indian PMs, shares throwback pics

    Recounting the experience, Hardeep Singh Puri also shared throwback photos from “before being invited to join the Council of Ministers in September 2017”.

  • 1.15 crore houses sanctioned under PMAY-Urban; scheme ending this month: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 28, 2022 04:45 PM IST

    1.15 crore houses sanctioned under PMAY-Urban; scheme ending this month: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Replying to supplementary questions of members, the minister said the government, based on the assessment demands provided by states, has sanctioned 1.15 crore houses under PMAY-U which ends in March 2022, and various projects underway will be completed in the next 18 months or so.

  • Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri defends govt in Lok Sabha over fuel price hike Mar 24, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri defends govt in Lok Sabha over fuel price hike

    Hardeep Singh Puri, however, assured that efforts are being made to make fuel available to people at "affordable prices".

  • 694 Indian students were in Sumy last night, all have left for Poltava in buses: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 08, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    694 Indian students were in Sumy last night, all have left for Poltava in buses: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy ways to start the stalled evacuation of Indian students from Ukraine’s besieged Sumy city pummelled by the invading Russian forces.

  • Man flies 5 pets with him to India from Ukraine; 'special permission from Hardeep Puri' Mar 07, 2022 10:03 AM IST

    Man flies 5 pets with him to India from Ukraine; 'special permission from Hardeep Puri'

    Ukraine-Russia war: India launched "Operation Ganga" to evacuate its nationals and sent four Union ministers as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “special envoys” to Ukraine's neighbours to coordinate the exercise.

  • Bhagwant Mann, Sidhu have 'brighter future' in comedy: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 19, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Bhagwant Mann, Sidhu have 'brighter future' in comedy: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    Hardeep Singh Puri, who has been canvassing for his party's candidates across Punjab, also claimed that AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was forced to declare the party's chief ministerial candidate as Mann was "a millstone around his neck".

  • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri says eyes on crude oil prices, domestic consumption not impacted Feb 16, 2022 06:44 PM IST

    Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri says eyes on crude oil prices, domestic consumption not impacted

    Crude oil prices have been volatile this week amidst reports of heightened tension over a likely Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • BPCL divestment will be successful like Air India privatisation: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 16, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    BPCL divestment will be successful like Air India privatisation: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    The expression of interest coming now or later is not the issue, the minister said while adding that like Air India, BPCL will be hailed as a very good segment of the government's privatization program.

  • India to double down on oil, gas exploration: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 04, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    India to double down on oil, gas exploration: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The world’s third-largest energy consumer will continue to rely on hydrocarbons to meet its growing energy needs in the foreseeable future, he said at the World Energy Policy Summit 2022.

  • 9% ethanol blending in petrol achieved; 20% target by 2025: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 03, 2022 08:09 PM IST

    9% ethanol blending in petrol achieved; 20% target by 2025: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Presently, 10 per cent ethanol, extracted from sugarcane or surplus foodgrain, is required to be blended or mixed in petrol (meaning 10 per cent of ethanol mixed with 90 per cent of petrol) with a view to cutting oil import dependence and provide farmers with an additional source of income.

  • Central Vista project on schedule despite rains, Omicron outbreak: Puri Jan 17, 2022 10:15 PM IST

    Central Vista project on schedule despite rains, Omicron outbreak: Puri

    On January 11, Puri had said the recent record rainfall had cost the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project "a day or two, but not more".

  • India will use its ‘margin of persuasion’ to make sure fuel prices are down: Hardeep Singh Puri Oct 29, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    India will use its ‘margin of persuasion’ to make sure fuel prices are down: Hardeep Singh Puri

    A week ago, the minister had said that India is looking to unite public sector companies (PSUs) and private sector refineries to seek better deals to import crude oil from Saudi Arabia and other nations.

  • Joint oil procurement to cut import bill, says Hardeep Singh Puri Oct 22, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    Joint oil procurement to cut import bill, says Hardeep Singh Puri

    As the country grapples with record-high fuel prices, he said joint procurement will bring better bargaining power and help cut the import bill.

  • Indian refiners willing to join forces for cheaper oil imports Oct 22, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Indian refiners willing to join forces for cheaper oil imports

    India is forming a group bringing together state and private refiners to seek better crude import deals.

  • Metro rail project in J&K to be approved by next week: Hardeep Singh Puri Oct 15, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    Metro rail project in J&K to be approved by next week: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister further said the demand of LPG gas pipeline in the Union Territory will also be given top priority by the government.

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