The list of Indian cities based on the Ease of Living standards for 2018 has been published by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry and it took everyone quite by surprise for more reasons than one. The key takeaway is that the top 3 cities are all from Maharashtra, making it the best state to live in. Pune has been ranked the highest and Punekars are delighted. The other two cities in 2nd and 3rd positions are Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai. These two cities, branched from the main city of Mumbai fared better than the city itself. Due to their well-planned infrastructure and facilities, it is not a surprise that these three cities ranked the topmost.
This list is made by the ministry based on a lot of factors, like, the governance of the city, the institutional supremacy, social conditions, economic conditions and plenty of other sub-factors. You know what is the most shocking? Even when there are fair factors involved in the ranking of these cities, the capital city at 65 couldn’t even make it to the top 50 positions, out of 111 cities that have been indexed. Even cities like Jaipur, Jhansi, Varanasi, Ghaziabad have made it above New Delhi. It is not just shocking, but shameful too.
The cities that have made it to the last five spots are mainly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The sad thing is, this is not even surprising! We are so used to having these two states at the bottom of everything, that somewhere we have learned to live with it and not do anything about it.
A surprise entry in the list of the top 10 cities, though, is Tirupati at the 4th position. It is surprising that a city that has visitors from all over the world throughout the year and has still managed to keep up its living standards, infrastructure and other things above average. Maybe the other cities should take a cue from it. Well, here are the top 10 cities that are supposedly the best to be living in if you are in India.
- Navi Mumbai
- Greater Mumbai
Where is your city in the list? After seeing this, are you rejoicing or thinking of taking recovery measures for your city?