Ease of Living Index 2020: Jodhpur is the Best City in Rajasthan; Bengaluru Tops List, Check EoLI 2020 List Here
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Ease of Living Index 2020: Jodhpur is the Best City in Rajasthan; Bengaluru Tops List, Check Full List Here


Among the 111 cities ranked in the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) prepared and announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, five cities are from Rajasthan and Jodhpur is the best city in terms of living in Rajasthan. Jodhpur has done fairly well coming at the number 2 position among the 49 cities (of more than a million population) in the Ease of Living Index 2020 citizen perception pillar.

Among 49 Indian cities with a population of more than a million, the IT capital of India, Bengaluru has emerged as the best city on ease of living parameters in 2020. Bengaluru has pushed the earlier top ranker Pune to number two, while Ahmedabad ranked the third. Bareilly, Dhanbad, and Srinagar get a poor score and ranked lowest in the Ease of Living Index 2020.


According to the Ease of Living Index for the cities with a population of less than a million (10 Lakh), Shimla is ranked the highest followed by Bhubaneswar while Muzaffarpur in Bihar was had the lowest score.

Of the three cities (with a population of more than a million) in Rajasthan , Jodhpur has been placed at 21st position, while Jaipur’s ranking stands at 23 and coaching hub of country Kota at position 44 in the Ease of Living Index for the cities. Udaipur ranked 48th, while Ajmer took the 12th position in the Ease of Living Index for cities under the population of 1 million.

Ease of Living Index Ranking Methodology

The rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 were announced for cities with a population of over a million (10 Lakh), and cities with less than a million people. As many as 111 cities participated in this assessment exercise, which was conducted last year.

The Ease of Living Index is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development. Performance of the cities has been measured on four broad parameters governance, social, physical and economic infrastructure.

It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating Indian cities based on the 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 (which records the views of the people).

In the quality of life pillar, the index evaluates cities on education, health, mobility, recreation, and safety, while the economic ability captures opportunities for employment and business.

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Ease of Living Index 2020: Ranking of Cities having Million+ Population

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Pune
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Chennai
  5. Surat
  6. Navi Mumbai
  7. Coimbatore
  8. Vadodara
  9. Indore
  10. Greater Mumbai
  11. Thane
  12. Kalyan Dombivali
  13. Delhi
  14. Ludhiana
  15. Visakhapatnam
  16. Pimpri Chinchwad
  17. Solapur
  18. Raipur
  19. Bhopal
  20. Rajkot
  21. Jodhpur (Bluecity)
  22. Madurai
  23. Jaipur
  24. Hyderabad
  25. Nagpur
  26. Lucknow
  27. Varanasi
  28. Kanpur
  29. Chandigarh
  30. Ghaziabad
  31. Gwalior
  32. Prayagraj
  33. Patna
  34. Aurangabad
  35. Agra
  36. Meerut
  37. Hubli Dharwad
  38. Nashik
  39. Vasai Virar
  40. Faridabad
  41. Vijayawada
  42. Ranchi
  43. Jabalpur
  44. Kota
  45. Amritsar
  46. Guwahati
  47. Bareilly
  48. Dhanbad
  49. Srinagar

Ranking of Cities with less than a Million Population in 2020

  1. Shimla
  2. Bhubaneswar
  3. Silvassa
  4. Kakinada
  5. Salem
  6. Vellore
  7. Gandhinagar
  8. Gurugram
  9. Davanagere
  10. Tiruchirappalli
  11. Agartala
  12. Ajmer
  13. Puducherry
  14. Diu
  15. Karnal
  16. Panaji
  17. Tirunelveli
  18. Tiruppur
  19. Warangal
  20. Mangalore
  21. Thiruvananthapuram
  22. Karimnagar
  23. Tumakuru
  24. Erode
  25. Sagar
  26. Shivamogga
  27. Jammu
  28. Bihar Sharif
  29. Dehradun
  30. Bhagalpur
  31. Thanjavur
  32. Jalandhar
  33. Ujjain
  34. Jhansi
  35. Shillong
  36. Kavaratti
  37. Dharamshala
  38. Moradabad
  39. Kochi
  40. Rae Bareli
  41. Gangtok
  42. Port Blair
  43. Thoothukudi
  44. Saharanpur
  45. Amravati
  46. Tirupati
  47. Belagavi
  48. Udaipur
  49. Kohima
  50. Imphal
  51. Dahod
  52. Bilaspur
  53. Itanagar
  54. Rourkela
  55. Pasighat
  56. Dindigul
  57. Aizawl
  58. Aligarh
  59. Rampur
  60. Namchi
  61. Satna
  62. Muzaffarpur

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Municipal Performance Index (MPI)

Besides, the Ease of Living Index, the Centre has also released the Municipal Performance Index 2021 (MPI) rankings. The list was released by Mr. Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (Independent) Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in an online event.

The MPI examined the sectoral performance across five verticals which comprise of 20 sectors and 100 indicators in all totality. The five verticals under MPI are Services, Finance, Policy, Technology and Governance.

In the million-plus category, Indore topped the list, followed by Surat and Bhopal. In the ‘less than million category’, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) emerged as the leader, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

Udaipur is the only city in Rajasthan to rank in the top 10 in MPI category – under 1 million population. Udaipur ranked at position 8 for cities with a population below 1 million and Jaipur ranked 19th in the MPI for cities with a population above 1 million. 111 municipalities participated in the assessment exercise conducted in 2020. 

Rajasthan Cities in Ranking

  1. Jodhpur 21st (EoLI – cities > 1 million)
  2. Jaipur 23rd (EoLI – cities > 1 million)
  3. Ajmer 12th (EoLI – cities < 1 million)
  4. Udaipur 8th (MPI – cities < 1 million)
  5. Jaipur 19th (MPI – cities > 1 million)

On citizen perception pillar, which records the views of the people, Jodhpur, the Suncity has done fairly well coming at number 2 position among the 49 cities of more than a million population. While on other three parameters like quality of life, Economic Activity and sustainability, it has scored poorly

In case of Jaipur, except the economic activity parameter where it stands at 13th position among the 49 cities, it has disappointed in all other three pillars.

Barring a mediocre score in citizen perception, Kota has come at the bottom in all other parameters. In fact, under sustainability pillar, the city has ranked at 48th position, just one position above the worst performer.

Million+ Cities In Rajasthan, Score Under Pillars

City

Overall ranking

Quality of Life

Economic Activity

Sustainability

Citizen perception

Jodhpur

21

41

32

21

2

Jaipur

23

23

13

40

24

Kota

44

43

42

48

19

Million Less Cities In Rajasthan, Score Under Pillars

City

Overall ranking

Quality of Life

Economic Activity

Sustainability

Citizen perception

Ajmer

12

39

13

24

23

Udaipur

48

16

33

40

52

The low scores in the education, health, and housing categories can be attributed to the poor performance of the state cities in the Ease of Living Index. Data gathered from these tests are likely to help the government and local authorities to identify gaps, tap into potential opportunities, and increase efficiency in the governance to improve the lives of citizens

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