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Pune first, Chandigarh fifth: Here’s a list of best Indian cities to live in

The ‘Ease of Living Index’, the first-ever exercise undertaken by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, ranked the country’s major cities on the basis of four parameters -- governance, social, economic and physical infrastructure.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2018 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ease of Living Index,Mumbai,Delhi
A view of Mumbai’s iconic Marine drive. (Shutterstock)

Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked today India’s three most livable places on the government’s inaugural ‘Ease of Living Index’, where the national capital came at 65th place out of total 111 cities.

Capital Delhi was ranked 65th on livability index among 111 major cities in the country, while it came last in the health category.

The ‘Ease of Living Index’, the first-ever exercise undertaken by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, ranked the country’s major cities on the basis of four parameters -- governance, social, economic and physical infrastructure.

Releasing the index, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the assessment was first of its kind globally in terms of scale and coverage, and the ranking marks a shift to a data-driven approach to urban planning and management and promotes healthy competition among cities.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 21:32 IST