Ease of living Index- 2020 released

Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad best cities in EoLI 2020 (Million Plus Category)

Shimla ranked first in EoLI 2020 (Less than Million Category)

Indore and NDMC leading municipalities in MPI 2020

Both indices provide holistic assessment of cities

Rankings for Ease of Living Index 2020 and Municipal Performance Index 2020 announced

Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri today announced the release of the final rankings of Ease of Living Index-2020 and the Municipal Performance Index-2020 in New Delhi today in an online event. The rankings under Ease of Living Index-2020 were announced for cities with a population of more than a million and cities with less than a million people. In all, 111 cities participated in the assessment exercise that was conducted last year.

Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million Plus category, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore and Greater Mumbai. In the Less than Million category, Shimla was ranked the highest in ease of living, followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere and Tiruchirappalli.

Similar to the Ease of Living Index index, the assessment framework under Municipal Performance Index-2020 has classified municipalities based on their population, Million plus and less than Million Population. In the Million plus 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.

The Municipal Performance Index examined the sectoral performance of 111 municipalities with Delhi being assessed separately for NDMC, and the three Municipal Corporations across five verticals which comprise 20 sectors and 100 indicators in all totality. The five verticals under Municipal Performance Index are Services, Finance, Policy, Technology and Governance.

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