Kohima, March 05 (NEx): Kohima has been ranked 49th with a score of 49.87 in the Ease of Living Index 2020 among 62 cities, in less than million population category on Thursday. It is a great lift for the city after being tagged the second most ‘unlivable’ city in India ranking 110 out of 111 cities in 2018 by the Ease of Living Index conducted under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Also, Kohima municipality was ranked 59th with Shillong and Imphal which is the lowest at the Municipal Performance Index 2020 in the category with population less than million.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, announced the final rankings of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 and the Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 in an online event on Thursday, March 4th, 2021.
The rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 were announced for cities with a population of more than a million, and cities with less than a million people. 111 cities participated in the assessment exercise that was conducted in 2020.
Bengaluru emerged at top rank in the more than Million category in ease of living and Shimla was ranked highest in the less than Million category.
The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development. It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on 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.
The Municipal Performance Index (MPI) was launched as an accompaniment to the Ease of Living Index. It seeks to examine local government practice in municipalities across areas of services, finance, policy, technology and governance.