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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In a separate report, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) attributed the higher GOCC subsidies in April to 'payment of prior year's accounts payables of the NIA (P3.1 billion) for its completed irrigation projects, as well as the payment for the previous year's government premium subsidy to Philippine Crop Insurance Corp.
The Philippine Rice Research Institute also received P147 million in subsidies, while the National Dairy Authority and the Philippine Heart Center accepted P106 million and P96 million, respectively.
Putrajaya spent RM4.9 billion on fuel subsidies from January to November last year.
For December alone, total subsidies made by the government amounted to P2.181 billion, or a drop of 93.01 percent from P31.227 billion made in December 2017.
Iran devotes more of its wealth to energy subsidies than any other country, and only two other countries come even close to Iran.
It would seem it is not possible to increase funding for renewable subsidies. At the same time, the installed capacity of China's PV surged significantly.
It is worth mentioning that in order to alleviate the impact of inflation on citizens, especially the poor segments of society, the federal government spends a fairly large sum on providing power and food subsidies.
People's fascination with subsidies is based on the welfare concept of state which is endorsed by many economists of Pakistan.
Farmers, who are residents of Sindh, must own more than 25 acres of land will be awarded the said subsidies. Furthermore, Individuals who are awarded the subsidy will not be eligible to sell tractors or transfer ownership of said tractors for at least three (03) years.
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.
Globally, energy subsidies amount to between US$300-500 billion each year--several times the value of all aid.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 28 June 2017: Providing monetary subsidies instead of subsidies in the form of products is the best way for the government to offer aid to lower income brackets, deputy head of the Industry Committee of the House of Representatives Mohammed Mohamed El Zeiny said Wednesday.