SunstarTV Bureau: Odisha has dropped down to 14th place in the Niti Aayog’s second Innovation Index ranking which was released, on Wednesday.
Among three other state (Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar) Odisha has been ranked at the bottom of the index.
The average innovation score of Odisha stands at 18.94, whereas the state scored 42.10 points to stand at 10th place in Human Resources Index, 15th position in Investment and 14th in Knowledge Works categories.
Karnataka topped the index for the second year in a row with innovation score of 42.5 points.
Among Union Territories, Delhi topped the chart, while in the North-Eastern and hill states category Himachal Pradesh occupied the top spot.
Earlier in 2019, Odisha secured the 12th position in the first innovation index rankings of the Niti Ayog.
The India Innovation Index 2020 ranks the states and union territories based on their relative performance of supporting innovation and aims to empower them to improve their innovation policies by highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
The states and union territories have been divided into 17 ‘major states’, 10 ‘North-Eastern and hill states’, and 9 ‘city states and Union Territories’, for effectively comparing their performance.