According to the Liveability Index 2010 by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Institute for Competitiveness (IFC), Delhi topped as the best Indian city to live in.
Mumbai comes second according to the reports. The Liveability Index 2010 reports are based on study conducted on a list of 37 cities in India. Some of the parameters involved in the study are socio-cultural environment, education, living standard, recreational possibilities, safety and medical standards.
Delhi topped the safety and economic environment and education parameters and is placed second in the socio-cultural political environment and housing options. Delhi fared bad in medical standards and was placed in 17th position.
The report said, “In overall quality of life, Delhi outscores on Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Gurgaon, which take up respective ranks second to ninth.”
The report said, “The quality of life experienced by the citizens living in a city is tied to their ability to access infrastructure, food, clean air, affordable housing, meaningful employment and green space and perks.”
Faridabad, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Patna, Visakhapatnam and Jamshedpur are the cities which have been ranked last.
Mumbai topped the demographic, socio-cultural politico environment parameters and natural-built environment.