Karnataka tops first ever India Innovation Index launched by NITI Aayog

The first-ever India Innovation
Index was launched by NITI
Aayog in New Delhi today in
order to promote
competitiveness among the

Karnataka has emerged the
topper among major states.
Tamil Nadu is second and
Maharashtra is on the third
position followed by
Telangana, Haryana, Kerala,
Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal,
Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
Jharkhand finished last in the
list of 17 major states.
Among the North-Eastern
states, Sikkim and among
Union Territories Delhi has
occupied the top spot.

Addressing a gathering, Vice
Chairman of NITI Aayog, Dr
Rajiv Kumar said that the aim
of innovation index is to
move states from
competitive populism to
competitive good governance.

Speaking at the event, Chief
Executive Officer of NITI
Aayog Amitabh Kant said that
innovation index will continue
to pursue such interventions
that play an important role in
developing cooperative and
competitive federalism.