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subsidy

noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant-in-aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention
Associated concepts: government subsidy
See also: aid, alimony, annuity, assistance, benefit, commission, consideration, contribution, donation, endowment, fee, grant, help, loan, maintenance, payment, pension, perquisite, recompense

SUBSIDY, Eng. law. An aid, tax or tribute granted by parliament to the king for the urgent occasions of the kingdom, to be levied on every subject of ability, according to the value of his lands or goods. Jacob's Law. Dict. h.t.
     2. The assistance given in money by one nation to another to enable it the better to carry on a war, when such nation does not join directly in the war, is called a subsidy. Vattel, liv. 3, Sec. 82. See Neutrality.

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It grandfathered everybody who received subsidies at that time so that they could get subsidies forever, whether or not they grow anything.
Second, they would also commit to "decouple" agricultural subsidies from production and exports.
Along with tax rebates, subsidies have become a potent political tool by which government tries to woo voters.
Farmers, who are residents of Sindh, must own more than 25 acres of land will be awarded the said subsidies.
He explained that the goal is to reach social justice and eliminate the leakage of money that occurs in the subsidies system, which causes the loss of billions as a result of the multiplicity of stages and entities working on the implementation of the system.
Momentum has been building to get these subsidies removed.
It is recommended to reduce the overall level of subsidies in agriculture, directing most of the subsidies to public goods that increase the productiveness", reads the report.
While the primary objectives of energy subsidies is to redistribute hydrocarbon wealth, promote industrial growth and improve the standards of living of GCC citizens, they also bolster wasteful energy consumption, deplete oil resources and reduce oil revenues, not to forget the environmental damage linked to excessive energy consumption.
Subsidies in general are aimed at protecting the poorest in society, but energy subsidies tend to be much more beneficial to the upper middle classes, who have no need of subsidies," Slim said.
Subsidies also distort resource allocation by encouraging excessive energy consumption, artificially promoting capital-intensive industries, reducing incentives for investment in renewable energy, and accelerating the depletion of natural resources.
Subsidies on gasoline and bread may be ending, but that doesn't mean that subsidies are a thing of the past by any means.