Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Telangana front-runners in State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-2022

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  • Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana are the front-runners in the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22.
  • These states are leading with a score above 60. Power Minister R. K. Singh has released the SEEI report in New Delhi.
  • Assam, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Punjab are in the achiever category, scoring points between 50-60 on the index parameters.
  • The Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) developed an index to measure the annual progress made by states and UTs in implementing energy efficiency during FY 2020–21 and FY 2021–22.
  • SEEI 2021–22 has an updated framework of 50 indicators aligned with national priorities.
  • SEEI 2021-22 consists of 50 indicators (generic and programspecific) spread across 7 sectors – Building, Industry, Municipal Services, Transport, Agriculture, DISCOMs and cross-sectors.
  • In the financial year 2021-22, 36 states and union territories have been assessed. Based on their efforts and achievements, the states have been classified as ‘Front Runner’, ‘Achiever’, ‘Contender’ and ‘Aspirant’.
  • SEEI 2021-22 is the fourth edition of the Index after the successful execution of State Energy Efficiency Readiness Index 2018, SEEI 2019, and SEEI 2020.

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