Ministry of Urban Development launched the City Liveability Index for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million each.
Importance of the Index
It will enable the cities know where they stand in terms of quality of life and the interventions required to improve the same. The ranking will be released in 2018.
Assessment through the Index
Cities will be assessed on a comprehensive set of 79 paratmeters to capture the extent and quality of infrastructure including availability of roads, education and health care, mobility, employment opportunities, emergency response, grievance redressal, pollution, availability of open and green spaces, cultural and entertainment opportunities etc.
Source : Pib
GS III : Developmental Studies