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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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The critics had argued that the disbursement of fuel subsidy must be properly monitored to guide against corruption as shown in the past administrations.
Fuel subsidy savings should be used for budgeting; incentives for wind, photovoltaic and geothermal power generation should be at the vanguard of any 21st century environmentally friendly infrastructure plan, in any country.
Governments find it difficult to eliminate fuel subsidy programmes.
According to the oil ministry, fuel subsidy in 2013-14 was about Rs 140,000 crore, where diesel alone accounted for over Rs 62,800 crore.
Summary: At least 29 people have been killed in protests in Khartoum over fuel subsidy cuts, medical sources said Thursday as the worst unrest seen in Sudan's relatively well-off central regions for years spread to its biggest port.
If fuel subsidy reform occurred, they want the savings to go to the poor and social services.
Doyin Okupe, said in a statement in Abuja that President Goodluck Jonathan had in a show of transparency on the issue made sufficient allocation for fuel subsidy in the 2013 national budget.
3 million Jordanians, 70 percent of the country's population, have received cash as a fuel subsidy after the government raised the prices of oil derivatives last month, finance minister Suleiman al Hafez said on Wednesday.
Based on data from the finance ministry, oil fuel subsidy disbursed in the first half of 2012 already reached Rp88.
Nigerian government recently announced the removal of fuel subsidy which subsequently increased pump prices of petroleum products.
Most of the people's demands have been centred around calls for government accountability and reinstatement of the fuel subsidy, that Nigerians view as the only benefit of living in an oil-producing country.
Nigerians may soon brace up for major industrial unrest, following President Goodluck Jonathan's administration's decision to phase out the controversial fuel subsidy regime from January 2012.