Karnataka, Manipur, Chandigarh Top NITI Aayog's India Innovation Index

NITI Aayog's India Innovation Index has listed Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh at the top in their respective categories.

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NITI Aayog's third edition of India Innovation Index has listed Karnataka, Manipur and Chandigarh on top of respective categories.

"While Karnataka has topped again in the ‘Major States’ category, Manipur is leading the ‘North East and Hill States’ category and Chandigarh is the top performer in the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category," the NITI Aayog said in a statement on Thursday.

Prepared by NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness, the India Innovation Index is a tool for evaluation and development of India's innovation ecosystem. It ranks states and the union territories to build healthy competition among them.

"The third edition highlights the scope of innovation analysis in the country by drawing on the framework of the Global Innovation Index," the statement said. "The number of indicators has increased from 36 (in the India Innovation Index 2020) to 66 (in the India Innovation Index 2021)."

Chhattisgarh, Nagaland and Ladkah ranked the lowest in their respective categories.

The index was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman Bery along with member VK Saraswat, Chief Executive Officer Parameswaran Iyer and senior adviser Neeraj Sinha, and the Institute for Competitiveness Chairman Amit Kapoor.