For many years, we are discussing and confronting issues on quality of life in our cities. Chennai Floods, Air pollution levels in Delhi, Garbage crisis in Bangalore are some of the issues we have faced or continue facing in the last few years. Governments across the states, implement different measures to improve the quality of living in cities by various urban development plans and schemes. Remember, Delhi CM, Aravind Kejriwal, tried a pilot odd-even rule, to contain air pollution levels.
Recently, Annual Survey of India;s City-Systems, came with a third edition of survey evaluating 21 cities across 18 states bench marking with London and New york on different parameters. This survey provides a health check of the cities on the quality of life from medium to long term.
The outcome of the survey is, on overall scores,
1) Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala – tops the list, as the best place to live
2) Next in line cities are Mumbai, Kolkatta, Pune, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Delhi.
3) Chennai is at 8th in position.
Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Bhubaneshwar are the cities who are at the bottom of the results, indicating the least preferred cities to live, based on evaluating 94 parameters.
If you find time, please read the survey in the following link, http://www.janaagraha.org/asics/ , you would find interesting insights.