Govt launches Liveability Index for cities

In yet another major initiative, the Ministry of Urban Development on Friday launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million.

Jun 25, 2017 06:06 IST India Infoline News Service

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In yet another major initiative, the Ministry of Urban Development on Friday launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million.
 
The Index, a Common Minimum Reference Framework to enable the cities to know where they stand in terms of quality of life and the interventions required to improve was launched by the Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday.
 
In a first of its kind index to be introduced in the country, cities will be assessed on a comprehensive set of 79 paratmeters to capture the extent and quality of infrastructure including availability of roads, education and health care, mobility, employment opportunities, emergency response, grievance redressal, pollution, availability of open and green spaces, cultural and entertainment opportunities, etc.
 
The government plans to select an agency to undertake this assessment, data collection will be completed in the next six months.

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