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#EnteThiruvananthapuram: A survey has ranked Trivandrum as the best place for ‘quality of life’ among Indian cities.
Trivandrum and Mumbai have jointly been ranked on top among cities in terms of governance and quality of life that is sustainable in the long term, according to a survey.
Mumbai and Trivandrum ranked the highest of the 21 cities surveyed, with a score of 4.2 out of 10 each.
The Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS), which seeks to provide an objective basis to evaluate the quality of governance in our cities, has revealed that Mumbai and Trivandrum ranked the highest of the 21 cities surveyed, with a score of 4.2 out of 10 each. Last year, Kolkata got the first position while Trivandrum bagged the second position.
The survey ranked 21 Indian cities including metros Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai on 115 parameters and 4 main criteria: urban capacities and resources; urban planning and design; transparency, accountability and participation; and empowered and legitimate political representation. The better a city scores in the survey, the more likely it is able to deliver a better quality of life to citizens over the medium and long-term.
The better a city scores in the survey, the more likely it is able to deliver better quality of life to citizens over the medium and long-term.
Kolkata and Pune scored 4.1, Bhopal and Delhi 3.7, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kanpur 3.6, Jaipur 2.8 and Chandigarh 2. The survey also revealed that Indian cities scored in the range of 2 to 4.2 on a scale of 10, as against global benchmarks of London and New York, which have scored 9.4 and 9.7 respectively.
Another interesting information is that the survey found that there was a huge variance in the budget and actual spending of the cities, with only six of the 21 having realistic budgets with a less than 15% variance. On the other hand, this variance was exceptionally high in Trivandrum at 79%, Bengaluru at 61% and Hyderabad at 24%.