Meghalaya Niti Aayog

Shillong, July 22: With a score of 16.00, Meghalaya bagged the third rank in the Northeast and Hills States category in the India Innovation Index 2021 by Niti Aayog.

Meghalaya has ranked third in the NE and Hills states category of NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021.

Karnataka has again topped in the ‘Major States’ category, while Manipur led the ‘North East and Hill States’ category, and Chandigarh was adjudged as the top performer in the ‘Union Territories and City States’ category.

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Prepared by NITI Aayog and the Institute for Competitiveness, the India Innovation Index is a comprehensive tool for the evaluation and development of the country’s innovation ecosystem.

It ranks the states and the union territories on the basis of their innovation performance to build healthy competition amongst them.

The third edition has highlighted the scope of innovation analysis in the country by drawing on the framework of the Global Innovation Index.

The number of indicators has increased from 36 (in the India Innovation Index 2020) to 66 (in the India Innovation Index 2021). The indicators are now distributed across 16 sub-pillars, which, in turn, form seven key pillars.