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Pune leads 111 cities in the Ease of Living Index ranking

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 13, 2018 Published on August 13, 2018

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister for Housing and Ur ban Affairs, with Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Urban Development Ministry, at the launch of the protocol for Swachh Survekshan 2019, in New Delhi on Monday   -  Kamal Narang

Pune has topped the charts in the of Ease of Living Index rankings launched by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. Pune is followed by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai.

Among the top 10 cities, Bhopal stood at No 10, while Chandigarh was the only Union Territory to find a place in the index. A total of 111 cities are part of the index.

The index was released on Monday by the Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep S Puri. The ease of living framework comprises four pillars namely Institutional, Social, Economic and Physical which are further broken down into 15 categories and 78 indicators.

Puri also launched Swachh Survekshan 2019, which will be conducted across all cities and towns in the country between January 4 and 31, 2019.

The features of the survey are geared towards encouraging large scale citizen participation, ensuring sustainability of initiatives taken towards garbage free and open defecation free cities etc.

Swachh Survekshan 2019 will focus on sustainability and encourage large scale citizen participation and ensure progress towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, the Ease of Living Index will encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to Urban planning and Management. The event also saw the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission Open Defecation Free (SBM ODF+) and SBM ODF ++ Protocols, web-based citizen engagement platform Swachh Manch.

Published on August 13, 2018
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