Survey on Quality of Life: Mumbai Tops India List, Delhi Slips

Air pollution is likely one of the reasons that Delhi has slipped one position in the ASICS survey.

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Air pollution is likely one of the reasons that Delhi has slipped one position in the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) survey conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, which covered 18 states, reports The Times of India.

Arch-rival Mumbai tops the list of Indian cities that are the best to live in over the medium and long term.

Chandigarh, India’s only planned major city is at the bottom of the pile of 21 cities.

The report is focused on pointing out the flawed legislations and polices that contribute to the poor quality of life in Indian cities.

On the individual city-systems components, our cities have scored in a range of 0.6 to 6.4. These scores imply that Indian cities are grossly under-prepared to deliver a high quality of life that is sustainable in the long term. This is particularly worrisome, given the rapid pace of urbanisation in India and the huge backlog in public service delivery
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The report also recommended immediate and medium-term reforms in Indian cities in terms of revenue streams, and recruitment rules to get skills manpower to meet expectations of people.

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