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NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021: Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh Tops

NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021: Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh Tops – NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Shri Suman Bery released the 2021 India Innovation Index on July 21st, 2022. as per the 3rd edition of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index, Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh have topped in their respective categories. Member Dr VK Saraswat, CEO Parameswaran Iyer and Senior Adviser Neeraj Sinha, and Institute for Competitiveness Chairman Dr Amit Kapoor were also present during the event.

  • Again, Karnataka has topped in the ‘Major States’ category.
  • Manipur has topped in the ‘North East and Hill States’ category.
  • Chandigarh is the top performer in the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category.

What is the India Innovation Index?

  • India Innovation Index is a comprehensive tool for the evaluation and development of the country’s innovation ecosystem and is prepared by NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness.
  • India Innovation Index ranks the states and the union territories on their innovation performance to make healthy competition amongst them.
  • It also contributes to the Government’s effort to monitor select global indices through the Global Indices to drive Reform and Growth (GIRG) mechanism, for which the NITI Aayog is the nodal organization.

Number of indicators

  • The number of indicators increased from 36 (in the India Innovation Index 2020) to 66 (in the India Innovation Index 2021).
  • The indicators have been distributed across 16 sub-pillars, which, in turn, form seven key pillars.

India Innovation Index 2021: Overall Rankings

NE and Hill States

RankStatesIII 2021
1Manipur19.37
2Uttarakhand17.67
3Meghalaya16.00
4Arunachal Pradesh15.46
5Himachal Pradesh14.62
6Sikkim13.85
7Mizoram13.41
8Tripura11.43
9Assam11. 29
10Nagaland11.00

UT and City States

RankUT and City StatesIII 2021
1Chandigarh27.88
2Delhi27.00
3Andaman and Nicobar Islands17.29
4Puducherry15.88
5Goa14.93
6Jammu and Kashmir12.83
7Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu12.09
8Lakshadweep7.86
9Ladakh5.91

Major states

RankStatesIII 2021
1Karnataka18.01
2Telangana17.66
3Haryana16.35
4Maharashtra16.06
5Tamil Nadu15.69
6Punjab15.35
7Uttar Pradesh14.22
8Kerala13.67
9Andhra Pradesh13.32
10Jharkhand13.10
11West Bengal12.98
12Rajasthan12.88
13Madhya Pradesh12.74
14Gujarat12,41
15Bihar11.58
16Odisha11.42
17Chhattisgarh10.97

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