HYDERABAD: Telangana is better than Gujarat in supplying electricity to the agricultural sector, according to NITI Aayog. While Telangana scored 100 in “hours of electricity supplied to agriculture sector”, Gujarat only received 11.4 points. Neighboring Andhra Pradesh scored 5.6, according to NITI Aayog’s Round-I “State Energy and Climate Index” (SECI) report released on Monday.
Under accessible, affordable and reliable energy (AAR), Telangana was in second place with a score of 60.4; Kerala tops this category with a score of 67.3. The AAR consists of five indicators – energy consumption per capita, hours of electricity supplied in the agricultural and industrial sectors, cross-subsidies and vital electricity, and the tariff. In this category, Gujarat was in seventh place with the score of 52.4, while Andhra Pradesh was in 18th place with a score of 42.6.
However, Punjab topped Discoms’ performance with 77.1 points, while Telangana ranked 18th with 55.1 points. When it comes to environmental sustainability, the TS ranked 12th with a score of 34.6. In the New Initiatives category, TS earned 19th place with a score of 0.4. The NITI Aayog report states that states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Telangana are making great efforts in adopting Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC).