Liveability Index of Cities

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Ministry of Urban Development will launch measuring of Liveability Index of cities next month based on indigenously evolved Index.

To start with, Liveability Standards of 140 cities including 53 cities with population of one million and above and Smart Cities will be assessed.

The Ministry of Urban Development has come out with a detailed document on “Methodology for Collection and Computation of Liveability Standards in Cities” for the benefit of States and Cities.

Cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters relating to Governance, social infrastructure pertaining to education, health and safety and security, economic aspects and physical infrastructure like housing, open spaces, land use, energy and water availability, solid waste management, pollution etc. Cities will be ranked based on Liveability Index that would cover a total of 79 aspects.

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