Ease of Living Index in India: Pune tops, know why Kolkata is not in the list

Aug 13, 2018, 07:37 PM IST

The ranking was  released by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.


Ease of Living Index in India:  The ranking of the 3 most livable places on the government's inaugural 'Ease of Living Index' have been picked. The greatest surprise is the fact that a number of top Indian cities have failed to make it even into the top 10 list. The ranking was  released by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. 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. Check out the full list here: 


Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked as the top 3 in the  Ease of Living Index today. In the top 5, the three cities from Maharashtra were followed by Tirupati and Chandigarh. (Representative image)


The top 10 in the Ease of Living Index were rounded up by Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal. Surprisingly, the national capital, New Delhi came in at 65th place out of a total of 111 cities. (Representative image)


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, Hydrabad, Madurai, Tiruppur, Jainpur, Nagpur and Gwalior among others.   (Representative image)


At the other end of the extreme was Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, which figured at the bottom of the livability index. 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. (Representative image)


Varanasi is at 33rd place, Ahmedabad at 23rd and Hyderabad at 27th. Ghaziabad is ranked 46th and Rai Bareli is at 49th. (Representative image)


No city from Uttar Pradesh or Tamil Nadu figured in the top-ten. While Rampur is ranked the lowest, those in the bottom 10 also include Kohima, Patna, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Itanagar, Pasighat, Kavaratti, Saharanpur and Silvassa. (Representative image)


Srinagar is ranked 100th, Jammu at 95th, Panaji 90th, Aligarh 86th, Gurugram at 88th and Meerut is 101st.  (Representative image)