New Delhi, Aug 13: Pune in Maharashtra is top in the list of the most liveable cities in India whereas, Rampur in Uttar Pradesh is the worst. The national capital, New Delhi has been ranked 65 on the index. Meanwhile, the cities in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have found no place in the top 10.
As per the ranking of 111 cities on the Ease of Living Index, released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, four cities of Maharashtra including Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai and Thane have made it in the list of top 10 cities. On the other hand, capital cities of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have also found a spot in the top 10. While Raipur has been placed at the 7th spot, Bhopal was ranked 10th. Another city in Madhya Pradesh which is one among the top 10 is Indore which is at the 8th spot. Two cities of Andhra Pradesh – Tirupati and Vijayawada – were ranked 4th and 9th respectively.
Among the Union Territories, Chandigarh was the only city that made it to the top 10 list and was placed 5th.
The Ease of Living Index launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday. He said the Ease of Living Index has been based on four parameters — governance, social institutions, economic and physical infrastructure. Adding further, he informed that Kolkata refused to participate in the survey.