NEW DELHI: Karnataka has topped the first-ever innovation ranking of states, followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharasthra, a Niti Aayog sponsored report said on Thursday.
Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, on the other hand, trailed on the list.
The India Innovation Index 2019, developed on the lines of Global Innovation Index (GII), looks into the innovation ecosystem of Indian states and union territories to help policymakers design policies to drive innovation across regions.
The report was released by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant here.
The ranking was done in three categories — ‘Major States’, ‘North East and Hill States’ and ‘Union Territories (UTs)/City and Small States’. Sikkim topped in the North-East category, while Delhi was at the top in the UT segment. (AGENCIES)