The National Innovation Council was established in the wake of the Government of India declaring 2010-2020 as the Decade of Innovation. This declaration recognizes the potential of innovation to bridge unmet needs and access gaps in vital sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, health, skills, urban and rural development, and others; and to drive growth, competitiveness, employment, and opportunity for the country. India’s challenges in these areas are unique, and require innovative approaches and solutions. The Council has been tasked with formulating and implementing an Indian model of inclusive innovation that can deliver these, and with preparing a roadmap for innovation in the country.
The Report to the People captures the first year of NInC’s activity. It highlights key NInC initiatives across a wide range of areas: financing, productivity and competitiveness, education, connectivity, communication and advocacy, government frameworks, collaboration, and others. NInC looks forward to informing the Indian people about its first year’s progress.