Pune lost out the title of being the “Most Livable City” to Bengaluru on Ease of Living Index 2020. The Ease of Living Index 2020 was released by the Central Government on Thursday. Bengaluru topped the list of Most livable cities in India with a score of 66.70 under the Population Million+, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai. Shimla stood first in the cities with Population Less Than a Million.
Ease of living index:
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 quality of life, economic-ability of a city, and its sustainability and resilience. The assessment also incorporates the residents’ view on the services provided by city administration through a Citizen Perception Survey.
POPULATION LESS THAN A MILLION
Similar to the EoLI index, the assessment framework under MPI 2020 has 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 and Bhopal. In the Less than Million category, New Delhi Municipal Council has emerged as the leader, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.