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Bangaluru, Pune ranked “Most Livable” cities as per govt’s ‘ease of living index’

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Bengaluru tops the chart of “most livable” cities as Union ministry of housing and urban affairs rolled out ”ease of living index” on Thursday. There were a total 49 contestants.

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In the “million-plus” cities category, Pune is ranked second,  Ahmedabad third while Chennai is ranked fourth. Bengaluru in Karnataka came first in the category, whereas Delhi figures in the 13th spot and Srinagar at the bottom.

According to the index released by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Shimla topped the category of cities with ”population less than million”.

Union Minister HS Puri announced rankings of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 & Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020.

Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad best cities in EoLI 2020 (Mn Plus Category). Shimla first in EoLI 2020 (Less than Mn Category). Indore & NDMC leading in MPI 2020.

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In this category, Bhubaneshwar was ranked second, Silvassa came third, and they were followed by Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurgaon, Davangere and Tiruchirapalli.

Muzaffarpur figured at the bottom of the livability index for 62 cities in the ”less than million population” category.

Meanwhile, New Delhi Municipal Council topped the ”Municipal Performance Index” in the ”less than million” population category and is followed by Triputi, Gandhinagar, Karnal, Salem, Tiruppur, Bilaspur, Udaipur, Jhansi and Tirunelveli.

Indore topped the ”Municipal Performance Index” in the million-plus population category, while Surat came second, followed by Bhopal, Pimpri Chinchawad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Greater Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Vadodara.

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