J-K figures at bottom of NITI Aayog’s Energy & Climate Index

NITI Aayog's Energy & Climate Index

SRINAGAR — Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory figures at the bottom in the NITI Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index (SECI), which was released on Monday.

A cursory look at the report, titled State Energy and Climate Index, reveals that with an overall score of 29.3, Jammu & Kashmir is placed at the 32nd spot among states and UTs.

In the category of UTs, the report reveals that J-K figures at 6th rank. “Among Union Territories Chandigarh, Delhi and Daman & Diu/Darda & Nagar Haveli (both combined) are the top three performers, and Andaman & Nicobar, J&K and Lakshadweep are the bottom three performers,” reads the report, a copy of which is in possession of news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

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It is worthwhile to mention that the states and UTs have been classified as larger states, smaller states and union territories for better comparison.

The data of Jammu & Kashmir UT includes Ladakh which is functioning as a separate UT since October 31, 2019.

“Due to the non-availability of separate data for two UTs (J-K and Ladakh), Ladakh is not shown as a separate UT in this index. However, from the next round of the index, the data for J-K and Ladakh will be collected and shown separately,” the report states.

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The SECI ranks states and UTs on six parameters — discoms’ performance; access affordability and reliability of energy; clean energy initiatives; energy efficiency; environmental sustainability; and new initiatives. The index is based on 2019–20 data.

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