Telangana has maintained its fourth spot in the recent India Innovation 2020 Report released by the Niti Aayog on Wednesday.
Kerala would continue to excel in innovation index by making its industrial policies more liberal and by attracting investment in key sectors, said Industries Minister E P Jayarajan.
Skilled human resource, ease of doing business, legalities, knowledge dissemination, health and education are some of the parameters considered to decide the ranking.
Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar were ranked at the bottom of the Index. Karnataka topped the Index for the second year in a row.
Kant also pointed out that India is the vaccine capital of the world, as the country makes 70 per cent of the world's vaccine.
The CEO of the government think-tank said the Centre has rolled out incentives of USD 1.3 billion for purchase of 20 lakh electric two- wheelers and three-wheelers till now.
As per the GDP estimates, all sectors are expected to post a contraction for the full fiscal, except agriculture.
Mukherjee wrote that his 2015 speech, drafted by the government, referred to the establishment of the NITI Aayog to take the place of the Planning Commission.
Odisha is the first State to introduce millets in public distribution system and Niti Aayog has recognised it as a model State in this regard.
Enough stockpile of COVID-19 vaccine for inoculation of priority groups in first phase: Niti Aayog member V K Paul
Paul noted that "three to four months from now, there will be other vaccines and the stockpile will be even bigger."
NITI Aayog member VK Paul on Sunday said the speed with which scientists and the industry came together to meet this challenge epitomizes the spirit and potential of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.
He headed National Technical Task Force on Covid-19, the Vaccine Committee and two Empowered Committees
They said the officials have sought a meeting with the EC top brass to understand the process at the grass-roots level.
Niti Aayog proposes setting up surveillance information platform to strengthen India's public healthcare system
According to the Aayog, this is used in every clinical, laboratory, or pharmacy visit and for vertical disease control programmes.
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