New Delhi: Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped in their respective categories in the third edition of the India Innovation Index released by NITI Aayog here today.
While Karnataka topped again in the ‘Major States’ category, Manipur led the ‘North East and Hill States’ category and Chandigarh topped the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category.
Prepared by NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness, the India Innovation Index is a comprehensive tool for the evaluation and development of the country’s innovation ecosystem. It ranks the states and the union territories on their innovation performance to build healthy competition amongst them.
India Innovation Index 2021: Overall Rankings
“Innovation is the key to sustainable and inclusive growth. It can help us solve the biggest challenges of our times: bringing millions out of poverty, generating livelihood opportunities, and paving the way for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” said NITI Aayogmember Dr VK Saraswat.
The third edition highlighted the scope of innovation analysis in the country by drawing on the framework of the Global Innovation Index. The number of indicators increased from 36 (in the India Innovation Index 2020) to 66 (in the India Innovation Index 2021). The indicators are now distributed across 16 sub-pillars, which, in turn, form seven key pillars.
“I would like to reaffirm NITI Aayog’s continued commitment to monitoring the state of innovation in India through the India Innovation Index. We strive to improve the innovation ecosystem across the nation in partnership with the states and other stakeholders,” said Aayog’s Vice Chairman Suman Bery.
– global bihari bureau