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Post at: May 26 2022

State Energy and Climate Index, 2022

Recent Context

  • In April, 2022, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has published the State Energy and Climate Index (SECI), Round-1.
  • It is the first index that aims to track the efforts made by states and UTs in the climate and energy sector.

Methodology

  • The State Energy & Climate Index consists of 6 Parameters and 27 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Categorization of States on the basis of SECI score-

Key Findings

  • The top 6 larger States-

The Bottom 5 larger States

SECI-Round I Scorecard of Smaller states and Union Territories

Score and ranking of Union Territories

  • Overall, among the larger states, the top three performers are Gujarat, Kerala, and Punjab; and the bottom three performers are Jharkhand, MP and Chhattisgarh. 
  • Among the smaller states Goa, Tripura, and Manipur are the top performers while Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh are the bottom three states.
  • Among Union Territories Chandigarh, Delhi and D&D/D&N are the top three performers, and A&N, J&K and Lakshadweep are the bottom three performers.

Significance

  • Report helps to understand the energy sector’s performance of various states on different dimensions.
  • A state-level analysis provides a comprehensive outline of state’s strengths and weaknesses in the sector, which would be extremely helpful in formulating specific policies and strategies.

Conclusion

  • The state governments need to prioritise policies to facilitate inclusive growth by providing affordable, accessible, reliable, and sustainable energy to the citizens. 
  • Energy being the centerpiece of any development process, the government needs to ensure access to sustainable and clean energy sources through various schemes.
  • Though India has achieved almost 100 percent electrification, the national and sub-national governments are still required to work towards ensuring a reliable supply of power, reducing losses, reducing regulatory assets, etc. 

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