India’s policy think-tank, Niti Aayog, will soon rank states on the basis of energy efficiency, a move which will help India achieve its international commitment of lowering energy consumption.
This will be sixth in a series of indices which the Niti Aayog had introduced for states over the past two years –– the others being health, education, water management, agricultural reforms and digital transaction.
A senior government official told ET that the Aayog is now contemplating to rank states on the basis of how efficiently they consume energy. The initial rounds of discussions have already taken place.
The first such ranking, to be called the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, would be in place only by the middle of this year. This annual exercise will motivate states to compete for the top slot by significantly improving their energy efficiency. Read More…