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‘Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020’ and the ‘Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020’ Released

'Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020' and 'Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020'

Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri released the final rankings of ‘Ease of Living Index 2020’ and the ‘Municipal Performance Index 2020’ on 04 March 2021.

'Ease of Living Index' 2020

The rankings under Ease of Living Index- 2020 were announced for cities with a population of more than a Million and cities with less than a Million people.

111 cities participated in the assessment exercise that was conducted in 2020.

Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+ category, while in the Less than Million category, Shimla was ranked the highest in ease of living.

The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development. It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on quality of life, economic-ability of a city, and its sustainability and resilience. The assessment also incorporates the residents’ view on the services provided by city administration through a Citizen Perception Survey.

Pillars of ‘Ease of Living Index’:
  1. Quality of life
  2. Economic-ability
  3. Sustainability
  4. Citizen Perception

Municipal Performance Index- 2020

Similar to the ‘Ease of Living index’, the assessment framework under MPI 2020 has classified municipalities based on their population- Million+ (municipalities having over a million populations) and Less than Million Population.

Indore has emerged as the highest ranked municipality in the Million+ category, while In the Less than Million category, New Delhi Municipal Council has emerged as the top performer.

The Municipal Performance Index assessment was undertaken for the first time in the country. The Municipal Performance Index was launched as an accompaniment to the ‘Ease of Living Index’. MPI examine local government practice in municipalities across areas of services, finance, policy, technology and governance.

Vertical of ‘Municipal Performance Index’:
  1. Services
  2. Finance
  3. Planning
  4. Technology
  5. Governance

City Rankings 2020

'Ease of Living Index' - 2020

Population Million+: Top 5 Cities
RankCityScore
1Bengaluru66.70
2Pune 66.27
3Ahmedabad64.87
4Chennai 62.61
5Surat61.73
Population Less than Million: Top 5 Cities
RankCityScore
1Shimla 60.90
2Bhubaneshwar59.85
3Silvassa58.43
4Kakinada56.84
5Salem56.40
Population Million+: Bottom 3 Cities
RankCityScore
47Barielly 47.73
48Dhanbad46.96
49Srinagar42.95
Population Less than Million: Bottom 3 Cities
RankCityScore
60Namchi 46.46
61Satna45.60
62Muzaffarpur45.53

'Municipal Performance Index' 2020

Population Million+: Top 5 Municipalities
RankMunicipalityScore
1Indore 66.08
2Surat60.82
3Bhopal59.04
4Pimpri Chinchwad59.00
5Pune58.79
Population Less than Million: Top 5 Municipalities
RankMunicipalityScore
1New Delhi MC 52.92
2Tirupati51.69
3Gandhinagar51.59
4Karnal51.39
5Salem49.04
Population Million+: Bottom 3 Municipalities
RankMunicipalityScore
49Srinagar 25.93
50Kota25.90
51Guwahati18.14
Population Less than million: Bottom 3 Municipalities
RankMunicipalityScore
58Kohima24.38
59Imphal22.30
60Shillong12.17

Source: PIB & eol.smartcities.gov.in

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