By Sean Randolph
Indian states, like American states, often serve as laboratories for innovation, and global investors in India are often investing not only in the country but also in a state. Also like the United States, there is considerable variation between Indian states in their approach to technology, investment and business.
The 2021 India Innovation Index measures the competitiveness of Indian states by a range of measures: human capital, investment, knowledge workers, R&D activity, business environment, and safety and legal environment (factors termed “Enablers”), and knowledge output and knowledge diffusion (factors termed “Performers”). In addition to states the Index also evaluates City-States and Union Territories.
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