Jaipur: Jaipur has reported a drop in its Ease of Living Index ranking, falling behind even other Rajasthan cities including Jodhpur and Kota.
While Jaipur was ranked 23rd, Jodhpur and Kota secured number 2 and 19 positions respectively.
The city lagged behind Jodhpur and Kota in the citizen perception pillar of the same survey.
Ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) announced the Ease of Living Index or EoLI 2020. The index offers an assessment to evaluate the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development.
The index preceded an extensive survey of cities based on the quality of life, economic-ability, sustainability, and resilience. The assessment also included the residents’ views on the services provided by the city administration.
Other yardsticks included quality of life in which Jaipur was adjudged 23. Cities like Nashik and Raipur also outperformed the pink city in the same assessment for quality of life.
On the economic ability scale, Jaipur ranked 13, followed by other major cities like Vadodara and Navi Mumbai. The economic ability scale was the only face-saving act for the city which did not perform on expected lines on any other assessment conducted by the central government.
The city scored poorly on the sustainability, where it ranked at 40. Jaipur lagged behind several cities like Meerut, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Kanpur which performed much better in the same ranking.
According to the central government, insights gathered from these tests are likely to help the government and local authorities to identify gaps, tap into potential opportunities, and increase efficiency in the governance to improve the lives of citizens while and fulfilling the broader development outcomes. The assessments were prepared by MoHUA with the Institute for Competitiveness as the knowledge partner.