Assam Ranked 6th in India Innovation Index 2020 in NE/Hill States Category
Assam has been ranked sixth in the India Innovation Index 2020 in the North Eastern/Hill states category while Manipur stood third in the category.
The Index which was released by Niti Aayog examines the innovation capabilities and performance of the states and union territories. The first edition of the index was launched in October 2019.
With a score of 16.93 Mizoram bagged the fifth position, followed by Assam (16.38), Arunachal Pradesh
(14.90), Nagaland (14.11), Tripura (12.84), and Meghalaya (12.15).
Himachal Pradesh with 25.06 score topped the North Eastern/Hill states category this year, while top performer in 2019, in India Innovation Index, Sikkim, with 20.28 score, went down to the fourth position.
With a score of 23.50 Uttarakhand bagged the second position, and Manipur (22.78) bagged the third position in North-Eastern/Hill States category.
In the ‘Major States’ category, Karnataka continued to occupy the top position, while Maharashtra moved past Tamil Nadu to reach the second place. Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab completed the top ten in that order.
The India Innovation Index 2020 was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, in the presence of Member (Health) Dr VK Paul, Member (Agriculture) Dr Ramesh Chand, CEO Amitabh Kant, Adviser (Science and Technology) Neeraj Sinha, and Institute for Competitiveness Chair Dr Amit Kapoor.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, “The India Innovation Index is a major step towards measuring innovation outcomes of states and facilitating optimal utilization of national and state mechanisms to realize the goal of an Atma Nirbhar Bharat.”
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