NITI Aayog

In the NITI Aayog’s 3rd India Innovation Index released on Thursday, the State of Karnataka has maintained its top position again in the ‘Major States’ category followed by Telangana and Haryana while Manipur secures the lead in the ‘North-East and Hill States’ category followed by Uttarakhand and Meghalaya. Among Union Territories and city States groups, Chandigarh got first place followed by Delhi.

The index was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman Bery in the presence of Member Dr. VK Saraswat, CEO Parameswaran Iyer and Senior Adviser Neeraj Sinha, and Institute for Competitiveness Chairman Dr Amit Kapoor.

‘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 Saraswat.

As India’s innovation score is arguably insufficient, its ambitious target of getting placed in the top 25 Nations in the Global Innovation Index, requires a massive overhaul. The NITI Aayog’s report has recommended significant increase in Gross Domestic Expenditure on research and development (R&D), greater Private Sector Participation and the gap must be reduced between the demand of Industry and the output of our education systems.

India Innovation Index–

In collaboration with the Institute for Competitiveness, NITI Aayog prepares the India Innovation Index which serves as a tool for evaluating the development of Country’s innovation ecosystem. States and Union Territories are ranked according to their overall performance in innovation parameters, which generates a healthy competition amongst them and renders them striving for more innovation.

The third edition highlights the scope of innovation analysis in line with the Global Innovation Index. With the introduction of 66 unique indicators, as compared to the 36 indicators used in the last edition, this edition presents a critical and comprehensive framework for measuring innovation performance in the Country.

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