The 'Ease of Living Index' was the first-ever exercise undertaken by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. It ranked the country's 111 major cities on the basis of four parameters - governance, social, economic and physical infrastructure. The ranks are based on overall scores each city got on a 100-point scale across 15 categories and 78 indicators. The 15 parameters that constituted the Ease of Living Index include - education, health, governance, economy and employment, assured water supply, power supply, housing/inclusiveness, mixed land use/compactness, identity and culture, public space, reduced pollution, solid waste management, safety and security, transportation/mobility and wastewater management. The top 10 liveable cities as per the ranking are - 1. Pune, 2.Navi Mumbai, 3.Greater Mumbai, 4.Tirupati, 5.Chandigarh, 6.Thane, 7.Raipur, 8.Indore, 9.Vijayawada and 10.Bhopal.
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