Navi mumbai: Bengaluru has been rated the most liveable city in India in the government’s ”Ease of Living Index”. The others, in the order of ranking, are Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodra, Indore and Greater Mumbai.

Bengaluru has emerged as the top Indian city on the government’s Ease of Living (EOL) Index 2020. As per the index released by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on March 4, Bengaluru, which is the center of country’s high-tech industry, bagged the top spot on the list of Indian cities with a population of over a million. The city is the best on ease of living parameters among 49 million-plus cities in 2020.

Top 10 cities: Category – Population more than a million

1. Bengaluru 2. Pune 3. Ahmedabad 4. Chennai 5. Surat 6. Navi Mumbai 7. Coimbatore 8. Vadodara 9. Indore 10. Greater Mumbai

Top 10 cities: Category – Population less than a million

1. Shimla 2. Bhubaneshwar 3. Silvassa 4. Kakinada 5. Salem 6. Vellore 7. Gandhinagar 8. Gurugram 9. Davangere 10. Tiruchirapalli

Municipal Performance Index (MPI)

Apart from the EOL 2020, the government also released the final rankings of the Municipal Performance Index (MPI). The New Delhi Municipal Council emerged as the winner in the “Municipal Performance Index” list in the “less than million population” category, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

Indore was ranked highest on the “Municipal Performance Index” list in the million-plus population category, followed by Surat and Bhopal.

“The MPI examined the sectoral performance of 111 municipalities (with Delhi being assessed separately for NDMC and the three Municipal Corporations) across five verticals which comprise of 20 sectors and 100 indicators in all totality. The five verticals under MPI are Services, Finance, Policy, Technology, and Governance,” the ministry noted.