Karnataka has topped the first-ever innovation ranking of states, followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, a Niti Aayog sponsored report said.
Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the other hand, trailed on the list. The India Innovation Index 2019, developed on the lines of Global Innovation Index (GII), looks into the innovation ecosystem of Indian states and union territories to help policymakers design policies to drive innovation across regions.
The ranking was done in three categories – ‘Major States’, ‘North East and Hill States’ and ‘Union Territories (UTs)/City and Small States’. Sikkim topped in the North-East category, while Delhi was at the top in the UT segment. Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were among the other states that topped the innovation index.