Pune tops Ease of Living Index

Pune tops Ease of Living Index

News:

  1. Recently, the first Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Important facts:

  1. 2. State wise performance:
  • Three cities in Maharashtra- Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai, top the list.
  • The national capital, New Delhi is ranked 11 among 65 cities.
  • Chennai is in 14th place.
  • Kolkata did not participate in the survey.
  • The other cities in the top ten include Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal.
  • The three cities at the bottom of the rankings are Rampur, Kohima and Patna.

3. The performance is based on four parameters:

  • Institutions or governance
  • Social indicators
  • Economic indicators
  • Physical infrastructure.

4. Cities which were unable or unwilling to provide data received low scores.

5. For example, New Delhi has a score of “zero” on indicators regarding inclusive hosing and mixed land use and compactness, and a score of just 0.12 on economy and employment.

  • The ranking marks “a shift to a data-driven approach to urban planning and management.
  • The future editions of the Index may also incorporate citizen and stakeholder feedback rather than relying on government data alone.

6. The index faced challenged in collecting information from data-starved urban local bodies.

7. Hurdles were seen in indicators such health-where local governments did not have access to data from private hospitals.

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