Karnataka tops rank in Niti Aayog’s India Innovation Index, 2020



Karnataka has retained its place as the highest rating main State in Niti Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2020, which ranks completely different States based mostly on how they supported innovation and disruptive applied sciences. The index was launched on Wednesday.

Maharashtra grabbed the second place within the index, adopted by Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala.

“Innovation will play a key function in upholding the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, by giving the required thrust via Aggressive Federalism,”mentioned NITI Aayog’s CEO, Amitabh Kant, on the launch of the report.


North-East and Hill States

Himachal Pradesh topped a separate index carved out for ten North East and Hill States adopted by Uttarakhand and Manipur whereas Delhi was ranked the best amongst Union Territories and Metropolis States, with Chandigarh and Daman & Diu on the second and third locations, respectively.

The primary version of the index was launched in October 2019 to showcase the federal government’s initiative to create an innovation-driven financial system and the index will assist in recognising areas of developmental intervention, with innovation because the central driver for development.

“The findings of India Innovation Index, 2020 spotlight that we’re heading in the right direction, with States taking a number of measures to enhance their innovation ecosystem within the spirit of Aggressive Federalism,” mentioned NITI Aayog’s Vice-Chairman, Rajiv Kumar.

“The 2020 version builds on the earlier yr’s methodology by introducing extra metrics to offer a extra holistic outlook of the Indian financial system. The framework is up to date to incorporate globally thought of parameters for measuring innovation, akin to the proportion of GDP spent on analysis and improvement, whereas maintaining them particular to the Indian financial system,” in line with the report.

With the pandemic triggering an financial shutdown, the function of innovation to revitalise the financial system has by no means been extra vital, it added.

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