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Ease of Living Index 2018 released: Pune tops; Delhi at 65

Aug 13, 2018 20:41 IST
Ease of Living Index 2018 released

The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri on August 13, 2018 announced the Top 10 cities rankings on Ease of Living Index 2018.

Among the top 116 cities of the country, Kolkata was the only city which refused to participate in the survey.

Pune emerged as the top-ranked city in the Ease of Living Index.

Top 10 cities

Rank

City

1

Pune

2

Navi Mumbai

3

Greater Mumbai

4

Tirupati

5

Chandigarh

6

Thane

7

Raipur

8

Indore

9

Vijayawada

10

Bhopal

Key Highlights

• Maharashtra’s Pune, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai rounded the top three of Ease of Living Index 2018, while Thane was ranked at the 6th spot.

• The national capital New Delhi was placed at a 65th spot.

• Tamil Nadu’s Chennai was ranked at the 14th place.

• The bottom 3 cities in the list are Rampur, Kohima and Patna.

Top 10 cities: Pillar Wise

Rank

Institutional

Social

Economic

Physical

1

Navi Mumbai

Tirupati

Chandigarh

Greater Mumbai

2

Tirupati

Tiruchirappalli

Ajmer

Pune

3

Karim Nagar

Navi Mumbai

Kota

Thane

4

Hyderabad

Chandigarh

Indore

Chandigarh

5

Bilaspur

Pune

Tiruppur

Raipur

6

Kochi

Greater Mumbai

Itanagar

Tirupati

7

Ahmedabad

Amravati

Pune

Navi Mumbai

8

Pune

Vijayawada

Ludhiana

Bhopal

9

Vijayawada

Indore

Thane

Bilaspur

10

Visakhapatnam

Vasai Virar

 Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Ease of Living Index

• The Ease of Living Index is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to help cities assess their liveability in relation to global and national benchmarks and encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management.

• The survey was planned in June 2017 and was launched in January 2018 by Minister Hardeep Singh Puri with the help of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

• Ease of Living framework comprises four pillars namely, Institutional, Social, Economic and Physical which are further broken down into 15 categories and 78 indicators.

• The Ease of Living assessment standards are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to provide a strong impetus to India’s effort for systematic tracking progress of SDGs in the urban areas.

 

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