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. It is prepared by NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness.
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.
In the report released by Niti Aayog, Karnataka topped in the ‘Major States’ category. Manipur on the other hand appeared as a winner in the ‘North East and Hill States’ category. And Chandigarh was the top performer in the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category.
According to the report,
Chandigarh has registered the best performance in the percentage of schools with functional computer facilities (99.14%) and Atal Tinkering Labs (3.54%).
Karnataka’s high score can be attributed to its peak performance in attracting FDI and a large number of venture capital deals.
‘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 Dr VK Saraswat.
‘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 CEO Parameswaran Iyer.