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J&K Ranks Bottom In NITI Aayog’s Innovation Index

NITI Aayog on Wednesday released the Innovation Index 2020. It covered all the states and UTs of India. Among the UTs, Delhi has topped the list followed by Chandigarh. Meanwhile J&K and Lakshadweep have occupied the last two spots in the list.

In States Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Kerala are at the top of the list while Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar are at the bottom of the list.

Division of States and UTs in different categories

To ensure a fair comparison NITI Aayog has divided the States and UT is different categories which were –

  • North-East states
  • Hilly states
  • Union Territories
  • City-States
  • and the Major States

Innovation Score

The Innovation Score Of UTs are –

  • Delhi – 46.60
  • Chandigarh – 38.57
  • Daman & Diu – 26.76
  • Pondicherry – 25.23
  • Goa – 24.92
  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli – 22.74
  • Andaman & Nicobar Island – 18.89
  • J&K – 18.62
  • Lakshadweep – 11.7

On the basis of Performance as well as Enablers, Jammu Kashmir is ranked sixth among nine UTs and City-States by scoring 10.41 and 26.83, respectively.

J&K Score in Innovation Index

According to the Data, J&K’s score in a different section in Innovation Index is –

  • Human Capital – 31.04
  • Investment – 12.99
  • Knowledge Workers – 16.84
  • Business Environment – 9.99
  • Safety & Legal Environment – 63.3
  • Knowledge Output – 8.90
  • Knowledge Diffusion – 11.93

Overall, the framework of India Innovation Index 2020, consists of 36 indicators.

Jammu Kashmir’s indicator data for Human Capital score for Enrolment in

  • Enrolment in PhD – 21.39
  • Enrolment in Engineering & Technology – 664.91
  • Colleges Connected Through NMEICT – 14.90
  • Higher education institutions with NAAC Grade A – 0.00
  • National Achievement Survey (NAS) Scores (Class X) – 31.60

Data score on Investment shows expenditure on-

  • Expenditure on science, technology, and the environment – 0.0032
  • Venture capital – 0.00
  • NGOs involved in knowledge-intensive areas – 1.11
  • Private R&D units – 0.01
  • State-funded R&D unit – 0.02

Innovation Index portrays the innovative capabilities of the States. It highlights their strengths and weaknesses and helps the States to assess their capacities and identifies areas that have the potential. This leads to a boost in development of innovation-led entrepreneurship as well as attracting start-ups and hi-tech companies.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

 

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