State Energy and Climate Index


  • Recently, NITI Aayog has launched State Energy and Climate Index Round One in New Delhi.

Key Findings of State Energy and Climate Index

  • The states have been categorized based on size and geographical differences as larger states, smaller states, and UTs.
    • Gujarat, Kerala and Punjab have been adjudged as top three performer states.

      State Energy and Climate Index
    • Top three smaller states are Goa, Tripura and Manipur.
    • Top Three UTs: Chandigarh, Delhi, Daman & Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • The report aims to rank States and Union Territories on six parameters.
  • These are
    1. Discoms’ Performance,
    2. Access, Affordability and Reliability of Energy,
    3. Clean Energy Initiatives,
    4. Energy Efficiency,
    5. Environmental Sustainability
    6. New initiatives.
  • The parameters are further divided into 27 indicators. Based on the composite SECI Round I score, the states and UTs are categorized into three groups: Front Runners, Achievers, and Aspirants.

Significance of State Energy and Climate Index

  • There is a need to convert our efforts towards achieving the ‘Panchamrit’ targets announced by the hon’ble PM at COP-26, Glasgow into a peoples’ movement.
  • In order to do this, the role of the States is going to be critical. Governance innovation and mutual learning by states shall go a long way in improving outcomes and SECI Round I is the right step in this direction.
  • Achieving the ambitious climate targets would require a conducive policy environment to encourage investment.
  • State Energy & Climate Index Round-I will help initiate a dialogue with the states on the energy sector so that much required policy improvements can be made.


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