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Punjab, Haryana among 10 most innovative states

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, January 21

Haryana (sixth) and Punjab (10th) discover place among the many high 10 most modern states as Karnataka ranks first, the Centre’s coverage suppose tank, NITI Aayog, has mentioned in its report — India Innovation Index 2020.

Launched by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar within the presence of members VK Paul (Well being), Ramesh Chand (Agriculture) and CEO Amitabh Kant, the index locations Himachal Pradesh on the high among the many hill and north-eastern states. Chandigarh has made a leap ahead to rank second among the many UTs after Delhi.

The index, launched final yr, ranks states primarily based on whether or not they present a conducive atmosphere for registering new companies, making use of for patents, human capital and investments, amongst different measures.

Bihar on the backside

  • The NITI Aayog Innovation Index has positioned Bihar on the backside of the chart
  • Chandigarh stands second amongst union territories as Delhi ranks first
  • Within the second version, Maharashtra has overtaken Tamil Nadu for second spot

Within the second version, Maharashtra has overtaken Tamil Nadu for the second spot. Telangana has claimed the fourth place, with Kerala transferring one notch as much as fifth slot, pushing Haryana to sixth place on the checklist of 17 main states. Bihar has featured on the backside.

“There’s a very sturdy correlation between innovation and improvement. As states turn into extra modern, their per-capita GDP (gross home product) rises,” mentioned Amit Kapoor, chairman of the Institute for Competitiveness, a Gurugram-based organisation that labored with NITI Aayog to develop the index.

The index is modelled alongside the strains of the worldwide innovation index, which is introduced out by the World Mental Property Organisation, however tracks fewer parameters. It goals so as to add extra parameters within the subsequent report and sync it with the worldwide index.

“The Prime Minister may be very clear that it’s innovation and know-how that can remedy the immense challenges that India faces. Making an attempt to spur innovation on the state stage is essential,” Kumar mentioned.

Kant mentioned, “By offering a thrust to innovation, India can increase its manufacturing and export competitiveness.”

“We’ll proceed to work in very shut collaboration with science and know-how groups throughout all of the states in addition to the economic and manufacturing groups throughout India. We’ll complement them because the data accomplice to make India an modern nation,” he mentioned.

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