Telangana secured 5th place in NITI Aayog India Innovation Index. Karnataka retained its leadership position in the major States category in the second edition of India Innovation Index released by NITI Aayog. It was followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu in 2nd and 3rd place.Other States in the top 10 are Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar scored the lowest on the index, which put them at the bottom in the “major States” category.
The government think-tank NITI Aayog said. “Karnataka’s rank is attributable to its substantive number of venture capital deals, registered Geographical Indications and information and communications technology exports. Its high Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow has also enhanced the innovation capabilities of the State”.