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