Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha has been ranked 18th in the Ease of Living Index launched by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today in New Delhi.
Steel City Rourkela stood at 87th rank. No other cities from the State made it to the list.
Pune topped the list, with Navi Mumbai coming in second and Greater Mumbai at third position.
Union Minister @HardeepSPuri announces Top 10 cities ranking for Ease of Living Index
2- Navi Mumbai
3- Greater Mumbai
10- Bhopal pic.twitter.com/LkRswBlwHj
— PIB India (@PIB_India) August 13, 2018
According to the ministry, Greater Mumbai has been ranked three, followed by Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal.
Chennai has been ranked 14 and New Delhi 65.
The survey was conducted in 111 cities across the country.
The Ease of Living Index has been based on four parameters – governance, social institutions, economic and physical infrastructure.
Kolkata refused to participate in the survey.
The survey was planned in June 2017 and with the help of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Hardeep Singh Puri launched the survey in January 2018 which saw at least 116 cities of the country participating in it.
According to Puri, this was an essential litmus test to help assess the progress made in the urban environment through various initiatives.