Uttar Pradesh jumps 2 places from 9th to 7th in India Innovation Index 2021

Uttar Pradesh has improved its performance by two places in India Innovation Index 2021. The State has been ranked seventh among major States as compared to ninth rank in 2020. The India Innovation Index 2021 report was released by the NITI Aayog in New Delhi recently. The index is seen as a comprehensive tool for evaluation and development of the country’s innovation ecosystem.  

Uttar Pradesh has scored the highest in Business Environment at 40.80. It is due to improvement in overall business environment, high cluster strength and significant share of manufacturing and service sector as a percentage of GSDP, a media release from the Uttar Pradesh government has said. 

The State has emerged in the top-five States under the knowledge-output pillar. This high score is an outcome of a rise in startups and new businesses. 

Commending on the improvement, Invest UP Chief Executive Officer Abhishek Prakash has said: “Innovation-led entrepreneurship is key to Make In India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat programmes. We are determined to create an innovation-friendly environment to give further impetus to startups, manufacturing and services.” 

With a score of 6.18, Uttar Pradesh has ranked above the national average of 5.81 in Knowledge Diffusion due to a high share of ICT exports, high-tech exports and citations. Knowledge Diffusion indicates knowledge absorption capacity of the State. It has two sub-pillars, viz Knowledge Dissemination and Creative Goods and Services. Knowledge Dissemination includes indicators linked to sectors that are key to innovation, such as software exports, high-tech exports, high- and medium-high-tech manufacturing entities.

Report By