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Smart City Bhubaneswar ranks 4th among top 10th livable capital cities

Saturday, 19 June 2021 (21:55 IST)
Bhubaneswar:Smart City Bhubaneswar has come as the fourth ranked city among the top 10 Livable Capital Cities in the entire nation after Bengaluru, Chennai and Shimla.
The Temple City has topped in the Citizen Perception Survey with the highest score of 94.8 out of 100.
As per the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE’s) Ease of Living Index Report, 2020, Bengaluru is the Top-1 Livable Capital City in India followed by Chennai, Shimla and Bhubaneswar.
Four parameters were used to determine the score on the Ease of Living Index —quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and citizens’ perceptions. The cities were given scores on all four parameters out of 100.
However, the index did not rank four capital cities Dispur, Daman, Amaravati and Kolkata in the survey.
Among the top scoring capital cities under Citizen Perception Survey while the State Capital has scored the highest rank with 94.8 percent under Ease of Living Index, it has put cities like Mumbai and Delhi behind.
While Bhubaneswar has scored 59.85 in Ease of Living Index, Mumbai and Delhi have scored 58.23 and 57.56 respectively.However, Bengaluru, Chennai and Shimla were above Bhubaneswar with score of 66.7, 62.61 and 60.90 respectively.
The Ease of Living Index Report 2020 of CSE presents itself as an evaluation tool that reflects the ease of living in Indian cities.
It seeks to examine the impact of urban development programs and the quality of life and economic and social opportunities available to the citizens.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation ( BMC) Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh said “We will be doing much more with the participation of the citizens to provide better living standards for all our citizens”
He further said the BMC will also project city's performances at all the fronts to make its stand more national and global in future days.
The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited in collaboration with BMC and BDA during February 2020 has carried out a massive drive by organizing campaigns to motivate public in public places, slum dwellers’ involvement through Peer Leaders (Pragati Sathis) and hoardings at strategic locations to boost the Ease of Living Citizens Perception Survey across the city.(UNI)

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