Assessment of Living Standards in 116 Indian Cities
Information about 116 cities to be covered under live ability Index Programmed
- The goal of assessing the cities on live ability standards and thereafter compiling the index rankings is to make Indian cities more ‘Livable'.
- This programmed would be funded by the World Bank.
This index will be compiled by assessing live ability standards of 116 Indian cities. The list includes the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million.
“Delhi’s three municipal corporations, Kochi (Kerala), Bangalore (Karnataka), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Varanasi, Allahabad and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and Faridabad in Haryana are some of the cities that will be assessed under live ability Index Programmed.”
All 116 selected cities, together account for a total population of 13.4 crore people.
Assessment under Live ability Index Programmed:
These 116 cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters like governance, education, social infrastructure, employment, security and health.
- Physical infrastructure like housing, open spaces, land use, solid waste management energy and water availability and pollution level will also be taken into consideration.
- Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has selected the IPSOS Research Pvt Ltd, Athena Infonomics India Pvt. Ltd and Economist Group Ltd for carrying out the assessment in the selected 116 cities. These entities have been selected through an international bidding process.
- It is to be noted that Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) under Economist Group Ltd brings out the annual ‘Global Live ability Ranking’ for 140 cities which also includes two Indian cities — Mumbai and Delhi.
- The assessment would be of relative nature as all 116 cities will be graded against each other