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March 4, 2021

India's Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs releases Ease of Living Index 2020 City Rankings — Bengaluru, Pune, and Ahmedabad are Best Cities.

Rankings for Ease of Living Index 2020 and Municipal Performance Index 2020 announced.

Ease of Living Index

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Ease of Living Index

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New Delhi, March 04, 2021 — Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs, announced the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 and the Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 here today.

The Government announced the rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 for cities with more than a million and towns with less than a million people. One hundred eleven municipalities participated in the assessment exercise.

Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+ category, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai.

In the Less than Million category, Shimla was ranked the highest in ease of living, followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere, and Tiruchirappalli.

Like the EoLI index, the assessment framework under MPI 2020 has classified municipalities based on their population- Million+ (cities having over a million people) and Less than Million Population. In the Million+ category, Indore has emerged as the highest-ranked municipality, followed by Surat and Bhopal. In the Less than Million category, New Delhi Municipal Council has emerged as the leader, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development. It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on the quality of life, the city’s economic-ability, and its sustainability and resilience. The assessment also incorporates the residents’ view on the services provided by city administration through a Citizen Perception Survey.

The Ease of Living Index strengthens its scope by consolidating the framework with a Citizen Perception Survey in the index, holding a weightage of 30%. It examines the outcomes that lead to existing living conditions through pillars of Quality of Life, Economic Ability, and Sustainability. That analysis spans 13 categories, including Education, Health, Housing and Shelter, Mobility, Safety and Security, Recreation, Level of Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Environment, Green Spaces and Buildings, Energy Consumption, and City Resilience. These account for 70% of the overall outcome.

• Ease of Living Index

• Top 25 Cities (Million+ Category)

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Pune
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Chennai
  5. Surat
  6. Navi Mumbai
  7. Coimbatore
  8. Vadodara
  9. Indore
  10. Greater Mumbai
  11. Thane
  12. Kalyan Dombivali
  13. Delhi
  14. Ludhiana
  15. Visakhapatnam
  16. Pimpri Chinchwad
  17. Solapur
  18. Raipur
  19. Bhopal
  20. Rajkot
  21. Jodhpur
  22. Madurai
  23. Jaipur
  24. Hyderabad
  25. Nagpur

Source: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India

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