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India Innovation Index 2021: Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped

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Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh topped the third edition of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index, which ranks the states and the union territories on their innovation performance. NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman Bery released the India Innovation Index 2021 in presence of apex public policy think tank member Dr VK Saraswat, CEO Parameswaran Iyer and senior adviser Neeraj Sinha.

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The innovation index is based on 7 pillars:

  1. Human capital
  2. Investment
  3. Knowledge workers
  4. Business environment
  5. Safety and legal environment
  6. Knowledge output
  7. Knowledge diffusion

Key points of the report:

  • Karnataka topped in the ‘Major States’ category and Manipur emerged as a winner in the ‘North East and Hill States’ category. Chandigarh was the top performer in the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category.
  • Karnataka’s high score can be attributed to its peak performance in attracting FDI and a large number of venture capital deals. While Chandigarh topped the knowledge worker pillar, Delhi topped the business environment and investment pillars.

Major states:

Rank States III 2021
1 Karnataka 18.01
2 Telangana 17.66
3 Haryana 16.35
4 Maharashtra 16.06
5 Tamil Nadu 15.69
6 Punjab 15.35
7 Uttar Pradesh 14.22
8 Kerala 13.67
9 Andhra Pradesh 13.32
10 Jharkhand 13.10

NE and Hill States:

Rank States III 2021
1 Manipur 19.37
2 Uttarakhand 17.67
3 Meghalaya 16.00
4 Arunachal Pradesh 15.46
5 Himachal Pradesh 14.62
6 Sikkim 13.85
7 Mizoram 13.41
8 Tripura 11.43
9 Assam 11. 29
10 Nagaland 11.00

UT and City States:

Rank UT and City States III 2021
1 Chandigarh 27.88
2 Delhi 27.00
3 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 17.29
4 Puducherry 15.88
5 Goa 14.93
6 Jammu and Kashmir 12.83
7 Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu 12.09
8 Lakshadweep 7.86
9 Ladakh 5.91

What is India Innovation Index?

  • 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.
  • The India Innovation Index 2021 presents state-wise rankings based on the innovation landscape and performance of the country’s states and union territories. The latest framework of the index has been mapped from the Global Innovation Index, published annually by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
  • The number of indicators has increased from 36 (in the India Innovation Index 2020) to 66 (in the India Innovation Index 2021).

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