by NEWSNER , 2021-01-21 09:41:43
Sikkim has slipped right down to the fourth position within the second edition of India Innovation Index 2020 under the ‘North-Eastern/Hill States’ category while Manipur stood third within the category.
Himachal Topped the Chart:
Himachal Pradesh with a 25.06 score moved up from the second position to emerge because the top-ranked this year, while top performer in 2019, in India Innovation Index, Sikkim with a 20.28 score went right down to the fourth position.
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Created Under Niti Aayog:
The Index which was released by Niti Aayog on Wednesday examines the innovation capabilities and performance of the states and union territories. the primary edition of the index was launched in October 2019.
With a score of 23.50 Uttarakhand bagged the second position, and Manipur (22.78) bagged the third position within the North-Eastern/Hill States category.
With a score of 16.93 Mizoram bagged the fifth position, followed by Assam (16.38), Arunachal Pradesh (14.90), Nagaland (14.11), Tripura (12.84), and Meghalaya (12.15).
In the ‘Major States’ category, Karnataka continued to occupy the highest position, while Maharashtra moved past Tamil Nadu to succeed in second place. Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab completed the highest ten therein order.
Karnataka’s rank is due to its substantive number of risk capital deals, registered geographical indicators, and knowledge and technology exports. Karnataka’s high Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow has also enhanced the innovation capabilities of the state. Four southern states—Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Kerala—occupied the highest five spots under the ‘Major States’ category this year.
Overall, Delhi retained its first rank, while Chandigarh made an enormous leap since 2019 and landed in second place this year.
The India Innovation Index 2020 was released by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar, within the presence of Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul, Member (Agriculture) Dr. Ramesh Chand, CEO Amitabh Kant, Adviser (Science and Technology) Neeraj Sinha, and Institute for Competitiveness Chair Dr. Amit Kapoor.
The Second Edition:
In the second edition too, the index found that the extent of competitiveness among the states and union territories was high, which is important for them to repeatedly improve on their enabling factors also as innovation performance.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, “The India Innovation Index may be a major step towards measuring innovation outcomes of states and facilitating optimal utilization of national and state mechanisms to understand the goal of an Atma Nirbhar Bharat.”