Karnataka has been ranked the most innovative among major states by the NITI Aayog while Delhi topped the category among Union Territories. Delhi also stood out as the top performer among both states and UTs.
These rankings were part of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index Report 2020, released by Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. The exercise was initiated in 2019 and is on the lines of the Global Innovation Index (GII), which ranks countries annually.Amit Kapoor, honorary Chairman of the Institute for Competitiveness, that carried out the study on behalf of the Niti Aayog
Amongst the major states, Karnataka topped with a score of 42.5 for the second year running. The state’s success has been attributed to a high number of venture capital deals, registered GIs and ICT exports, and high FDI inflow