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Srinagar tops from bottom in Urban Ministry’s “Ease of Living Index”, thus designated as the most unlivable city in India.

Ease of living index is a tool used to assess the quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and resilience of a city.

Out of 49 cities ranked in the million plus category of the live ability index, Srinagar ranks last in the list with a score of 42.9 while Jammu secured 27th spot in the list with a score of 52.49.

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In the million plus category, Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad emerged as most liveable cities of India with Bengaluru at top. While Shimla topped the list in less than a million category.

Performance of the cities was measured on the basis of four major parameters vis-à-vis governance, social, physical and economic infrastructure.

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The ease of living index was released by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on Thursday.

Irrespective of being categorized on the basis of population Srinagar still scored less than the other 110 participating cities overall.

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Former Finance Minister of J&K, Haseeb Drabu took to micro blogging site twitter and wrote, “Based on quality of life, economic ability, sustainability & citizens perception, Union Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry ranks Srinagar the most unlivable city in India. May be policy makers should try to make it livable for residents prior to making it attractive to investors, KDC reported.”

List of million-plus cities ranking in 2020:

1. Bengaluru 66.70

2. Pune 66.27

3. Ahmedabad 64.87

4. Chennai 62.61

5. Surat 61.73

6. Navi Mumbai 61.60

7. Coimbatore 59.72

8. Vadodara 59.24

9. Indore 58.58

10. Greater Mumbai 58.23

11. Thane 58.16

12. Kalyan Dombivali 57.71

13. Delhi 57.56

14. Ludhiana 57.36

15. Visakhapatnam 57.28

16. Pimpri Chinchwad 57.16

17. Solapur 56.58

18. Raipur 56.26

19. Bhopal 56.26

20. Rajkot 55.94

21. Jodhpur 55.80

22. Madurai 55.78

23. Jaipur 55.70

24. Hyderabad 55.40

25. Nagpur 55.33

26. Lucknow 55.15

27. Varanasi 54.67

28. Kanpur 54.43

29. Chandigarh 54.40

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30. Ghaziabad 54.31

31. Gwalior 53.72

32. Prayagraj 53.29

33. Patna 53.26

34. Aurangabad 52.90

35. Agra 52.58

36. Meerut 52.41

37. Hubli Dharwad 51.39

38. Nashik 51.29

39. Vasai Virar 51.26

40. Faridabad 51.26

41. Vijayawada 50.35

42. Ranchi 50.31

43. Jabalpur 49.94

44. Kota 49.52

45. Amritsar 49.36

46. Guwahati 48.52

47. Bareilly 47.73

48. Dhanbad 46.96

49. Srinagar 42.95

List of cities with less than a million population in 2020:

1. Shimla 60.90

2. Bhubaneswar 59.85

3. Silvassa 58.43

4. Kakinada 56.84

5. Salem 56.40

6. Vellore 56.38

7. Gandhinagar 56.25

8. Gurugram 56.00

9. Davanagere 55.25

10. Tiruchirappalli 55.24

11. Agartala 55.20

12. Ajmer 54.89

13. Puducherry 54.78

14. Diu 54.64

15. Karnal 54.48

16. Panaji 54.44

17. Tirunelveli 54.04

18. Tiruppur 54.03

19. Warangal 54.01

20. Mangalore 53.95

21. Thiruvananthapuram 53.93

22. Karimnagar 53.27

23. Tumakuru 53.06

24. Erode 52.87

25. Sagar 52.86

26. Shivamogga 52.86

27. Jammu 52.49

28. Bihar Sharif 52.42

29. Dehradun 52.41

30. Bhagalpur 52.19

31. Thanjavur 52.18

32. Jalandhar 52.18

33. Ujjain 52.04

34. Jhansi 51.71

35. Shillong 51.65

36. Kavaratti 51.58

37. Dharamshala 51.51

38. Moradabad 51.43

39. Kochi 51.41

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40. Rae Bareli 51.21

41. Gangtok 51.18

42. Port Blair 51.13

43. Thoothukudi 51.12

44. Saharanpur 50.91

45. Amravati 50.38

46. Tirupati 50.33

47. Belagavi 50.28

48. Udaipur 50.25

49. Kohima 49.87

50. Imphal 49.64

51. Dahod 49.40

52. Bilaspur 49.19

53. Itanagar 48.96

54. Rourkela 48.89

55. Pasighat 48.78

56. Dindigul 48.34

57. Aizawl 48.16

58. Aligarh 47.15

59. Rampur 46.88

60. Namchi 46.46

61. Satna 45.60

62. Muzaffarpur 45.53

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