These Are The Best Cities To Live In India; Ease Of Living Rankings Released

Ease Of Living Rankingsvia

Wanna know which place is good for the living in India?

Then, check out this Ease of Living index.

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep S Puri released the ease of living framework.

What is this about?

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

It comprises four pillars namely Institutional, Social, Economic and Physical.

Out of 111 cities, Pune ranked first in terms of “liveability”. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, which have a number of big cities couldn’t find a place in the top 10. It is sad to know that National capital New Delhi was ranked a lowly 65 on the index.  Kolkata had refused to participate in the survey. Pune secured an overall score of 58.11 points out of 100. Thank god that there is no reservation here.

The top 10 cities mentioned in the Ease of Living Index are Pune, Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada, and Bhopal.

Thermax CEO M S Unnikrishnan said, “The quality of liveability in Pune is much better than other cities in terms of availability of water, relatively purer air and affordable rentals. The cost of living in Pune has not gone through the roof”

This Is How Cities Are Ranked

It is measured on a 100-point scale across 78 indicators on the following factors:

25 points to Institutions and governance, 25 points to Social infrastructure (education/health), 5 points to Economic factors, 45 points to Physical infrastructure.


Under governance category, Navi Mumbai, Tirupati, and Karim Nagar were the top three cities. Tirupati topped the rankings followed by Tiruchirappalli and Navi Mumbai under social infrastructure category. Chandigarh, Ajmer, and Kota aced in the economic factors category. Greater Mumbai, Pune Thane secured the top three spots in the physical infrastructure category.

Living Rankings

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep S Puri also launched Swachh Survekshan 2019. They plan to conduct it across all cities and towns in the country between January 4 and 31, 2019.

Swachh Survekshan 2019 will focus on sustainability and ensure progress towards garbage free and open defecation free cities.

Hope the other cities take inspiration and move forward. In the house, we can live peacefully if everyone in the house loves, supports and respects us. Without those, the house will turn to hell. Similarly, we can live peacefully in a place (be it a village, town or city) only if everyone respects and supports each other.

Every individual has an equal part in turning any place to heaven or hell. What do you say? Share us in the comments. Pune has been in news for supporting the plastic ban and implementing it.  It is also the best-governed city according to ASCIS. Read here.

Pavani Bharathula
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