India Innovation Index 2021

JUL 20

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Why in news?

  • NITI Aayog has released the India Innovation Index 2021.

About India Innovation Index 2021:

  • Index is prepared by NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness.
  • It is a comprehensive tool for the evaluation and development of the country’s innovation ecosystem.
  • It ranks the states and the union territories on their innovation performance to build healthy competition amongst them.
  • Indicators:
    • The number of indicators has increased from 36 to 66.
    • These indicators are now distributed across 16 sub-pillars, which, in turn, form seven key pillars—five ‘Enabler’ pillars measure the inputs and two ‘Performance’ pillars measure the output.

Key rankings:

  • Karnataka topped in the ‘Major States’ category.
  • Manipur emerged as a winner in the ‘North East and Hill States’ category.
  • Chandigarh was the top performer in the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category.


India Innovation Index 2021 is released by:

(a) Ministry of Science and Technology

(b) NITI Aayog

(c) Quality Council of India

(d) National Innovation Council