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Energy Efficiency Index

Published on April 12, 2023
Current Context: Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K. Singh released the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2021-22 report on 10 April 2023.
  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed an index called the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) to evaluate the progress of states and union territories in implementing energy efficiency measures.
  • The SEEI 2021-22 consists of 50 indicators spread across 7 sectors, including Building, Industry, Municipal Services, Transport, Agriculture, DISCOMs and cross-sectors.
  • In the financial year 2021-22, the index assessed 36 states and union territories and classified them as 'Front Runner', 'Achiever', 'Contender' or 'Aspirant' based on their efforts and achievements.
  • This is the fourth edition of the index, following the State Energy Efficiency Readiness Index 2018, SEEI 2019, and SEEI 2020.
Important Points
  • Front Runner Category (>60) - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana.
  • Achiever Category (50-60) - Assam, Haryana, Maharashtra and Punjab.
  • Contender Category (30-49.5)- Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are the two best-performing states, increasing their score by 45.5%, while Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Chandigarh are the top performing states in their respective state groups.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
  • Under the Energy Conservation Act of 2001, the Indian government founded the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on March 1, 2002 to assist states in identifying areas of improvement, incorporating best practices, and adopting energy-efficient implementation approaches.


Q.1 Which states have topped the Energy Efficiency Index
a. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana

b. Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana
c. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madya Pradesh and Delhi
d. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

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