Want to know which city in India is the best to live in? Then, you should check out the Ease of Living Index. Every year, the ease of living index releases the rankings of the cities. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs, announced the release of the final rankings of the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 and the Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020. The rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 were announced for the best cities to live in India with a population of more than a million and cities with less than a million people.
What Is 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 via global and national benchmarks and encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management.
111 cities participated in the assessment exercise that was conducted in 2020. The analysis categorizes them into those cities with a population of more than a million and the cities with a population less than a million, along with all the cities under the Smart Cities Program.
Best Cities To Live In India With Million+ Category
Bengaluru emerged as the top performer and the best city to live in the Million+ category. It is followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai.
Best Cities In Less Than Million Category
Shimla ranked first in the Less than Million category. It is followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere, and Tiruchirappalli.
Best Cities In Municipal Performance Index 2020
Similar to the Ease of Living Index 2020, the assessment framework under Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 has also classified municipalities based on their population- Million+ (municipalities having over a million population) and Less than Million Population.
In the Million+ category, Indore has emerged as the highest-ranked municipality, followed by Surat, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Greater Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, and Vadodara.
In the Less than Million category, New Delhi Municipal Council topped the list. It is followed by Tirupati, Gandhinagar, Karnal, Salem, Tiruppur, Bilaspur, Udaipur, Jhansi, and Tirunelveli.
Union Minister @HardeepSPuri announces the final rankings of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 and the Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020
Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad best cities in EoLI (Million Plus Category)
— PIB India (@PIB_India) March 4, 2021
These are the best cities to live in India, according to the Ease of Living Index 2020. Which city name in the list surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments below.