Published: 20th January 2021
Karnataka most innovative state, Maharashtra second: Niti Aayog report
The rankings are based on five major parameters -- human capital, investments, business and legal environment, new businesses registered and patent and trademark registrations filed for
Four southern states -- Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala are among the country's top five in providing a conducive environment for innovation, says the India Innovation Index 2020 released on Wednesday by Niti Aayog. The rankings show that Karnataka has retained its position from 2019, when they were first published.
Maharashtra has bagged second position, pushing Tamil Nadu to the third spot. Telangana has stayed in the fourth place while Kerala replaced Haryana for the fifth position in the list of 17 major states. Bihar is at the bottom most. The rankings are based on five major parameters -- human capital, investments, business and legal environment, new businesses registered and patent and trademark registrations filed for. Among the hill states, Himachal Pradesh topped and among the unioin territories, Delhi was the most innovative, followed by Chandigarh, Daman & Diu and Puducherry.
The India innovation index is modelled along the global innovation index brought out by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) but tracks fewer parameters at present.Indian states have acheived an average score of 23.4 in the innovation index that ranges from a scale of 0 to 100. The score shows that India has an immense scope for improvement in the space of innovation. It also shows that innovation capabilities are not utilised. "Despite the high number of engineering graduates in the country, their low employbility in the knowledge economy results in a level of knowledge output and knowledge diffusion that does not correspond with the level of human capital available to be leveraged for innovation," it said.