Ease of Living Index 2020: Bengaluru Bags the First Position

The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 has been released by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. Bengaluru, The Silicon Valley of India, topped the Ease of Living Index 2020 in the million-plus population category, followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Surat. Whereas Shimla has been adjudged the most liveable city with a population of less than a million, followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada and Salem.

According to the Government, the Ease of Living Index is “a tool that evaluates the quality of life and impact of various initiatives for urban development.” Furthermore, a statement released by the ministry said,” It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on the quality of life, economic-ability of a city, and its sustainability and resilience.” Moreover, the parameters such as quality o life, economic ability, sustainability and citizen perception survey were used to measure the liveability of the cities.

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