Why Ease of Living Index rankings fail to inspire confidence
The recently released Ease of Living Index raises more questions about the quality of life in Indian cities than it answers
Bengaluru/Mumbai: Pune is the best city to live in India, while Delhi is among the worst cities in terms of economic prospects, according to the Ease of Living Index rankings published recently by the union ministry of housing and urban affairs. In terms of safety and security, Bengaluru is among the worst, the Ease of Living report suggests. How much do these rankings reflect the reality of urban life in India? A Mint analysis of the rankings suggests that there are good reasons to be sceptical.