Q. Consider the following statements regarding Standard and Labelling Programme (S&L)
1. The S&L program covers a star rating for 26 appliances/equipment’s all of them must provide a star rating.
2. It is the initiative of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Both 1 and 2

Answer: B

Recently, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has proposed the “star rating” or “labeling” norms for Tyres for better fuel-saving and comfortable driving. 

About Standard and Labelling Programme (S&L): 

  • Standard and Labelling Programme(S&L) is one of the major initiatives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). 
  • Objective: To provide the consumer with an informed choice about the energy-saving and thereby the cost-saving potential of the relevant marketed product. 
  • The scheme targets the display of energy performance labels on high energy end-use equipment & appliances and lays down minimum energy performance standards. 
  • Presently, the S&L program covers a star rating for 26 appliances/equipment including 10 for which it is mandatory. The other appliances are presently under the voluntary labeling phase. 

Read more: Star Rating proposed for Tyres for better fuel saving and comfortable driving