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2018

August 14, 2018: NDTV


Pune Most Liveable City In India. New Delhi Ranks At...65 In Ease Of Living Index By Ministry Of Housing and Urban Affairs

Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked India's three most livable places on the government's inaugural 'Ease of Living Index', where the national capital came at 65th place out of total 111 cities.

Rampur in Uttar Pradesh figured at the bottom of the livability index released by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. Chennai has been ranked 14th, while Kolkata did not participate in the survey. Kohima (Nagaland) and Patna (Bihar) were also placed in the bottom-three.

In the top-ten, the three cities from Maharashtra were followed by Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal.

Varanasi is at 33rd place, Ahmedabad at 23rd and Hyderabad at 27th.

This is the first-ever exercise undertaken by the ministry to rank the country's major cities on the basis of four parameters of ease of living - governance, social, economic and physical infrastructure.

The ministry said evaluation of cities has been done on a 100-point scale across 78 indicators - institutional and social pillars carried 25 points each, 5 points were given for economic pillar and 45 points for the physical pillar.

Releasing the index, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said this assessment is first of its kind globally in terms of scale and coverage and the ranking marks a shift to a data-driven approach to urban planning and management and promotes healthy competition among cities.

No city from Uttar Pradesh or Tamil Nadu figured in the top-ten.

While Rampur is ranked the lowest, those in the bottom-ten also include Kohima, Patna, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Itanagar, Pasighat, Kavaratti, Saharanpur and Silvassa.

Srinagar is ranked 100th, Jammu at 95th, Panaji 90th, Aligarh 86th, Gurugram at 88th and Meerut is 101st. Ghaziabad is ranked 46th and Rai Bareli is at 49th.

After the ten most livable cities, Karim Nagar (Telangana) has been ranked 11th, followed by Tiruchirappalli, Bilaspur, Channai, Jabalpur, Amravati, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Vasai-Virar city, Nashik, Solarpur, Ahmedabad, Ujjain, Coimbatore, Erode, Hyderabad, Madurai, Tiruppur, Jainpur, Nagpur and Gwalior among others.


The ranks of India’s 111 major cities

Ease of Living Index: National Institute of Urban Affairs


CITY NAME, POPULATION AND CLASSIFICATION

CATEGORIES

PILLARS

City Name

Population

Population Category

Overall Rank

Governance

Identity and Culture

Education

Health

Safety and Security

Economy and Employment

Housing and Inclusiveness

Public Open Spaces

Mixed Land-Use and Compactness

Power Supply

Transportation and Mobility

Assured Water Supply

Waste Water Management

Solid Waste Management

Reduced Pollution

Institutional

Social

Economic

Physical

Pune

31,24,458

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

1

8

14

8

4

25

7

23

4

49

10

12

2

4

5

2

8

5

7

2

Navi Mumbai

11,20,547

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

2

1

15

2

3

13

16

35

13

25

74

4

7

8

10

48

1

3

16

7

Greater Mumbai

1,24,42,373

Population ≥ 4 million

3

23

2

36

23

35

63

6

1

1

16

8

3

7

17

54

23

6

63

1

Tirupati

2,95,323

Less than 0.5 million

4

2

4

4

11

2

38

83

13

87

64

11

9

3

1

51

2

1

38

6

Chandigarh

9,70,602

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

5

40

1

18

10

7

1

16

6

33

96

2

44

2

43

23

40

4

1

4

Thane

18,41,488

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

6

24

7

27

15

82

9

4

40

32

1

1

4

6

11

53

24

12

9

3

Raipur

10,27,264

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

7

12

56

35

21

6

29

7

52

26

5

18

5

17

6

33

12

21

29

5

Indore

19,94,397

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

8

13

5

20

8

94

4

69

33

77

7

29

18

27

3

28

13

9

4

18

Vijayawada

11,43,232

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

9

9

11

21

2

100

10

42

78

51

33

41

6

1

25

70

9

8

10

24

Bhopal

17,98,218

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

10

16

29

13

36

38

39

62

1

56

38

23

13

20

34

32

16

17

39

8

Karim Nagar

2,89,821

Less than 0.5 million

11

3

41

17

45

4

31

41

10

81

39

62

8

60

12

4

3

15

31

28

Tiruchirappalli

8,47,387

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

12

51

3

19

1

9

19

29

12

16

2

44

63

44

16

3

51

2

19

17

Bilaspur

3,65,579

Less than 0.5 million

13

5

39

45

22

69

47

17

14

50

54

20

32

18

2

30

5

34

47

9

Chennai

46,46,732

Population ≥ 4 million

14

20

24

24

25

23

70

70

4

7

103

3

11

12

52

26

20

14

70

12

Jabalpur

10,81,677

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

15

14

23

15

6

91

54

48

8

60

42

48

19

57

8

52

14

11

54

26

Amravati

6,47,057

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

16

35

17

14

26

22

30

54

5

12

3

31

49

66

36

25

35

7

30

16

Visakhapatnam

17,28,128

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

17

10

74

75

17

31

74

91

9

82

22

7

17

10

18

41

10

46

74

10

Bhubaneswar

8,85,363

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

18

25

19

11

59

17

18

86

1

48

40

10

29

63

33

43

25

13

18

19

Surat

45,01,610

Population ≥ 4 million

19

11

18

74

85

73

69

2

24

5

52

39

35

34

21

34

11

57

69

11

Vasai-Virar City

12,22,390

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

20

32

13

3

16

89

21

52

16

70

61

14

31

21

48

5

32

10

21

29

Nashik

14,86,053

Population ≥ million < 4 million

21

18

52

30

24

41

40

34

21

6

25

75

34

5

44

42

18

25

40

21

Solapur

9,51,558

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

22

26

54

41

5

10

68

93

4

2

18

15

72

62

40

73

26

18

68

20

Ahmedabad

56,33,927

Population ≥ 4 million

23

7

50

60

73

29

45

19

30

10

62

5

40

48

41

49

7

53

45

22

Ujjain

5,15,215

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

24

15

21

40

58

30

33

30

30

52

19

6

39

29

31

40

15

30

33

32

Coimbatore

10,50,721

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

25

41

28

22

19

47

17

38

19

30

13

53

16

22

14

47

41

19

17

27

Erode

1,57,101

Less than 0.5 million

26

63

47

5

33

55

37

22

4

38

79

72

1

23

24

10

63

20

37

15

Hyderabad

69,93,262

Population ≥ 4 million

27

4

53

49

44

21

59

24

14

24

6

21

67

36

76

60

4

43

59

44

Madurai

10,17,865

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

28

28

9

65

20

79

28

8

24

64

14

61

21

19

19

27

28

27

28

25

Tiruppur

4,44,352

Less than 0.5 million

29

37

85

7

14

18

5

39

17

42

23

80

10

15

20

88

37

16

5

39

Jaipur

30,46,163

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

30

64

6

61

49

45

12

5

20

83

80

16

26

28

26

38

64

29

12

30

Nagpur

24,05,665

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

31

44

70

83

61

72

43

94

6

29

49

36

23

13

23

8

44

78

43

14

Gwalior

10,54,420

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

32

42

55

10

54

98

22

81

6

73

86

58

24

41

37

36

42

40

22

36

Varanasi

11,98,491

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

33

46

34

100

50

103

48

50

1

39

24

13

56

70

4

24

46

81

48

13

Jhansi

5,05,693

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

34

52

36

25

42

12

11

37

2

61

30

92

41

33

32

37

52

22

11

47

Ludhiana

16,18,879

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

35

68

46

26

77

34

8

40

9

44

50

54

59

42

53

1

68

35

8

37

Vadodara

17,52,371

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

36

31

81

9

63

104

42

15

15

9

20

52

76

65

69

61

31

54

42

35

Tirunelveli

4,73,637

Less than 0.5 million

37

53

8

76

94

65

35

9

21

67

35

28

28

11

13

81

53

52

35

31

Rajkot

13,23,363

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

38

55

45

23

51

61

15

85

76

17

47

30

27

31

60

58

55

33

15

42

Gandhinagar

2,92,797

Less than 0.5 million

39

49

95

94

27

8

107

99

1

100

44

43

71

30

39

65

49

55

107

23

Dindigul

2,07,327

Less than 0.5 million

40

87

57

29

29

11

23

25

24

47

8

50

25

24

22

57

87

23

23

34

Mangaluru

4,99,487

Less than 0.5 million

41

39

38

32

55

33

57

84

56

68

31

40

36

52

15

77

39

31

57

52

Salem

8,29,267

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

42

34

27

68

32

39

82

18

26

8

26

101

66

69

80

71

34

32

82

60

Thanjavur

2,22,943

Less than 0.5 million

43

54

59

12

104

42

36

71

19

18

17

26

50

16

42

93

54

47

36

43

Thoothukkudi

2,37,830

Less than 0.5 million

44

29

80

54

30

63

56

28

11

95

51

66

46

71

38

35

29

59

56

57

Kochi

6,33,553

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

45

6

88

89

74

105

67

47

35

35

28

33

88

104

46

6

6

99

67

56

Ghaziabad

16,48,643

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

46

30

89

106

75

84

20

1

7

36

84

59

45

43

66

20

30

107

20

33

Diu

23,991

Less than 0.5 million

47

81

43

39

28

16

61

99

4

31

37

51

51

90

67

104

81

24

61

51

Vellore

1,85,803

Less than 0.5 million

48

47

48

93

39

80

60

3

14

14

29

24

64

51

71

92

47

70

60

40

Rae Bareli

1,91,316

Less than 0.5 million

49

17

60

108

78

60

77

98

3

20

75

93

14

39

7

96

17

105

77

41

Kalyan-Dombivali

12,47,327

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

50

36

101

31

13

36

81

67

55

69

9

22

68

72

45

83

36

38

81

71

Ajmer

5,42,321

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

51

94

20

38

107

74

2

79

24

62

15

37

20

9

28

67

94

61

2

38

Belagavi

4,90,045

Less than 0.5 million

52

70

10

37

35

83

88

46

41

45

83

42

55

59

62

39

70

26

88

63

Jodhpur

10,56,191

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

53

38

44

97

86

70

27

97

37

34

71

94

12

14

96

21

38

84

27

53

Udaipur

4,51,100

Less than 0.5 million

54

85

22

67

69

28

14

33

5

93

56

67

38

55

63

62

85

41

14

50

Agra

15,85,704

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

55

45

30

46

79

43

75

27

8

65

87

74

70

45

61

64

45

48

75

73

Dharamshala

22,579

Less than 0.5 million

56

60

103

34

38

62

84

21

6

74

78

82

53

67

109

13

60

63

84

48

Hubbali-Dharwad

10,47,838

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

57

33

63

66

48

67

66

77

65

21

63

60

78

49

75

72

33

68

66

72

Bengaluru

84,95,492

Population ≥ 4 million

58

21

75

55

103

107

71

87

16

19

95

49

48

58

58

91

21

97

71

54

Kota

10,01,694

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

59

75

25

64

96

81

3

89

6

85

34

45

22

105

64

45

75

67

3

59

Puducherry

2,44,377

Less than 0.5 million

60

86

37

50

67

3

55

68

20

59

88

27

54

37

27

76

86

28

55

61

Warangal

7,04,570

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

61

59

49

62

64

49

87

99

2

23

53

106

62

93

49

44

59

58

87

55

Satna

2,82,977

Less than 0.5 million

62

62

26

86

56

110

73

44

44

94

68

17

61

61

30

18

62

73

73

46

Muzaffarpur

3,54,462

Less than 0.5 million

63

22

62

56

71

87

99

60

7

78

102

102

81

64

92

69

22

74

99

76

Kakinada

3,84,182

Less than 0.5 million

64

65

79

51

18

56

91

63

45

57

4

99

58

92

56

19

65

51

91

64

New Delhi

1,12,92,358

Population ≥ 4 million

65

19

16

59

111

66

109

99

1

100

101

55

57

25

50

100

19

71

109

70

Sagar

2,74,556

Less than 0.5 million

66

77

51

90

72

1

52

31

45

75

76

110

30

38

87

31

77

42

52

74

Shivamogga

3,22,650

Less than 0.5 million

67

58

99

78

12

37

64

65

19

40

58

64

33

46

82

105

58

56

64

79

Ranchi

10,73,427

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

68

56

35

91

68

101

50

26

36

37

43

71

69

77

105

12

56

80

50

69

Pimpri Chinchwad

17,27,692

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

69

92

69

71

60

27

80

92

44

80

70

9

15

32

59

66

92

60

80

49

Tumakuru

3,02,143

Less than 0.5 million

70

69

98

63

52

64

86

51

28

97

36

76

60

53

29

59

69

77

86

62

Thiruvananthapuram

7,88,271

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

71

27

12

87

101

99

94

58

42

41

55

46

52

50

106

90

27

75

94

86

Faridabad

14,14,050

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

72

50

94

1

46

108

106

45

22

71

12

83

74

78

102

86

50

49

106

84

Lucknow

28,17,105

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

73

43

78

70

106

92

58

59

7

72

73

38

47

47

47

78

43

102

58

65

Gangtok

1,00,286

Less than 0.5 million

74

73

96

44

80

46

49

80

4

100

66

86

89

107

35

11

73

72

49

66

Kanpur

27,68,057

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

75

104

40

16

91

57

13

55

13

76

69

19

80

26

55

68

104

39

13

68

Amritsar

11,59,227

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

76

78

64

80

34

54

46

90

8

63

41

104

43

84

77

46

78

64

46

75

Jalandhar

8,68,929

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

77

98

76

33

31

48

24

74

10

100

99

63

75

79

79

14

98

45

24

78

Port Blair

1,08,058

Less than 0.5 million

78

102

67

47

57

75

102

32

44

22

82

56

37

89

73

9

102

66

102

45

Dahod

1,18,846

Less than 0.5 million

79

72

77

42

41

15

32

99

79

11

48

79

84

74

68

110

72

44

32

95

Dehradun

5,74,840

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

80

61

32

58

108

14

53

43

3

3

105

78

101

87

91

95

61

62

53

94

Bareilly

9,04,797

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

81

74

106

101

47

78

62

11

6

55

65

84

42

76

78

15

74

98

62

58

Karnal

3,02,140

Less than 0.5 million

82

97

61

6

65

93

78

66

60

96

57

77

93

40

57

81

97

37

78

88

Davanagere

4,34,971

Less than 0.5 million

83

82

102

73

53

50

41

36

43

90

81

32

87

83

90

22

82

82

41

82

Aizawl

2,93,416

Less than 0.5 million

84

57

107

96

76

68

98

10

42

99

108

35

97

81

88

17

57

96

98

80

Guwahati

9,62,334

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

85

66

73

72

90

52

72

75

42

46

72

57

107

73

65

75

66

79

72

91

Aligarh

8,74,408

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

86

48

82

84

109

51

34

76

6

53

77

91

104

54

9

103

48

103

34

90

Rourkela

3,20,040

Less than 0.5 million

87

95

66

52

43

77

89

56

13

66

67

34

83

80

81

50

95

65

89

81

Gurugram

8,86,519

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

88

91

97

81

100

71

65

13

2

100

97

69

94

75

70

7

91

94

65

67

Moradabad

8,87,871

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

89

79

84

79

99

59

25

78

5

43

32

73

82

97

51

80

79

89

25

89

Panaji

40,017

Less than 0.5 million

90

84

83

43

98

58

96

99

23

91

45

90

92

68

72

84

84

83

96

87

Imphal

2,77,196

Less than 0.5 million

91

67

90

69

66

5

92

13

14

98

59

109

105

103

108

101

67

50

92

104

Shimla

1,69,578

Less than 0.5 million

92

96

93

57

82

44

97

72

80

100

27

103

91

96

54

16

96

76

97

85

Agartala

4,00,004

Less than 0.5 million

93

76

58

82

81

86

101

12

13

100

89

65

95

82

95

87

76

86

101

96

Dhanbad

11,62,472

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

94

71

68

98

95

76

95

49

67

86

85

88

86

102

86

56

71

91

95

97

Jammu

5,76,198

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

95

110

42

77

105

19

105

20

15

4

109

111

77

91

94

74

110

69

105

77

Allahabad

11,68,385

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

96

89

72

53

89

96

51

95

15

79

98

105

99

56

104

55

89

87

51

99

Aurangabad

11,75,116

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

97

103

92

28

9

85

83

99

56

100

60

70

109

98

111

89

103

36

83

107

Shillong

1,43,229

Less than 0.5 million

98

111

107

110

7

26

100

96

46

15

11

81

96

110

74

29

111

88

100

83

Namchi

12,190

Less than 0.5 million

99

93

86

85

84

95

76

88

19

89

93

85

85

94

93

93

93

93

76

101

Srinagar

12,06,419

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

100

109

105

103

40

40

90

64

35

84

107

25

65

35

103

98

109

90

90

93

Meerut

13,05,429

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

101

101

65

105

70

88

44

99

3

13

100

98

73

109

110

99

101

104

44

100

Silvassa

98,265

Less than 0.5 million

102

90

31

95

110

24

79

99

92

88

110

95

79

106

100

97

90

85

79

106

Saharanpur

7,05,478

Population ≥ 0.5 million < 1 million

103

107

104

107

62

20

104

73

6

27

21

68

90

88

97

79

107

100

104

92

Kavaratti

11,210

Less than 0.5 million

104

80

87

88

93

109

110

99

16

100

91

107

103

85

89

105

80

106

110

103

Pasighat

24,656

Less than 0.5 million

105

99

91

92

88

97

103

61

16

100

104

89

108

100

85

108

99

101

103

105

Itanagar

59,490

Less than 0.5 million

106

83

107

102

97

102

6

99

99

58

92

87

102

100

107

109

83

109

6

109

Bhagalpur

4,00,146

Less than 0.5 million

107

88

107

99

37

90

85

82

97

100

111

100

110

108

83

102

88

92

85

111

Bihar Sharif

2,97,268

Less than 0.5 million

108

100

33

109

102

53

93

53

89

100

94

108

106

95

84

107

100

108

93

108

Patna

16,84,297

Population ≥ 1 million < 4 million

109

106

71

104

87

111

108

57

66

54

90

47

98

86

98

85

106

110

108

98

Kohima

99,039

Less than 0.5 million

110

108

100

48

83

106

110

99

15

28

46

96

111

110

99

63

108

95

110

102

Rampur

3,25,313

Less than 0.5 million

111

105

107

110

92

32

26

99

4

92

106

97

100

99

100

111

105

111

26

110

Safety: Sagar safest city, Patna least

MP’s Sagar safest city, Patna least: Survey, August 14, 2018: The Times of India


Sagar in Madhya Pradesh is the safest city while Patna is the most unsafe among the 111 cities ranked on “ease of living” parameters. Safety and security was one of the indicators for the ranking, which was released on Monday.

In this ranking, number of CCTV cameras installed in the city per unit of road length, number of recorded crimes per lakh population and the extent of crimes recorded against women were included as indicators to arrive at how safe the cities are. It also included crimes against children and the elderly per year.

According to the report, Ranchi, Faridabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Vadodara and Varanasi ranked above 100 in the safety and security parameters. Interestingly, Delhi ended at 66 and all the cities in the National Capital Region ranked badly. Even Pune and Greater Mumbai were ranked at 25 and 35 among all the cities covered under this category.


Gurgaon fares badly

Dipak Dash, G’gaon lags on most measures, August 14, 2018: The Times of India

Top 10 best and worst cities on Ease of Living 2018
From: Dipak Dash, G’gaon lags on most measures, August 14, 2018: The Times of India

The ‘ease of living’ ranking was done based on specific data cities furnished, a third-party survey and direct feedback from around 60,000 citizens. The rankings were announced by urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri, saying this was the first attempt to “empirically capture ease of living”, which the states need to provide to citizens.

The government said Delhi did well on counts of availability of public transport and green spaces, student enrolment and smart metering system. But it slipped in areas such as health, air and noise pollution, power supply, safety and security, inclusive housing and solid and liquid waste management.

In fact, on five parameters — economy, health, mixed land use and compactness, power supply and pollution — Delhi ranks below 100 among the cities.

Gurgaon fared badly on all parameters except availability of public open spaces and reduced pollution. It performed poorly on education, safety and security, water supply, mixed land use and institutional framework.

Similarly, Ghaziabad fared better in housing and inclusiveness and public open spaces, but scored badly in education, safety and security, power supply and social aspects.

Faridabad emerged the worst among NCR cities on safety and security, solid waste management and economic aspects. Noida was not ranked as it was not part of the survey.

See also

Cleanliness ranks of Indian cities, districts: 2014-15

Cleanliness ranks of Indian cities, districts: 2016

Cleanliness ranks of Indian cities, districts: 2017

Cities of India: the best and the worst

Cities of India: growth

Cities of India: issues

Ease of Living in Indian cities

Road accidents: India

Wages, salaries: India

For ‘The educational levels of cities, 2011’, see Higher Education, India: 1

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