Government’s ‘Ease of Living Index 2020’ – the erstwhile summer capital of India, Shimla ranks first!
According to the index released by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday, Shimla ranked first in the Government’s ‘2020 Ease of Living Index‘ among 62 cities having less than one million population.
The Union Minister also stated that Shimla had scored an aggregate of 60.9 points in four broad verticals to emerge at the top of the leaderboard.
Basking in the grandeur of the British era with stunning colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road and the ridge lined up with miscellaneous shops, cafes, and restaurants, Shimla which is dubbed as the ‘Queen of Hills’ is India’s most popular hill station. Boasts of numerous scenic viewpoints, temples, and plenty of adventure activities, Shimla bustles with vacationers especially during summer months.
A total of 111 cities participated in the ‘Ease of Living Index’ survey that was conducted in 2020. Cities were slotted into two categories – those with a population of less than a million and those with a population above it.
The ‘Ease of Living Index 2020’ evaluated the well-being of the citizens in the surveyed cities according to different criteria comprising four pillars – quality of life, sustainability, economic ability, and citizen’s perception survey – which were split into 14 categories and 49 indicators.
In the survey, Shimla – the ‘Queen of Hills’, scored 53.05 points in quality of life; 69.16 in sustainability; 23.39 in economic ability; and 83.30 in citizen’s perception survey.
Among 49 cities in the “million-plus population” category, the tech-city of India, Bengaluru tops the list.
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