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Pune is much better place than Delhi in Ease of Living index

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New Delhi: In a ranking of 111 Indian cities the national capital ranked at a lowly 65 on the Ease of Living Index released by the government in which Pune is the most liveable city, followed closely by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai.

Thane is the fourth Maharashtra city that made it to the top 10 in the list. Other cities ranked among the best 10 are Tirupati, Chandigarh, Raipur, Indore, Vijaywada and Bhopal.

 

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Notably, none of the cities in big states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have made it to the top 10.

Chennai has been ranked 14, Hyderabad at 27 and Bengaluru at 85. Kolkata had refused to participate in the survey.

Gurugram is at the 88th spot. Rampur in Uttar Pradesh is at the bottom of the list that has Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir at 95 and 100.

 

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The Ease of Living Index was launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

The survey based on four parameters-governance, social institutions, economic and physical infrastructure-was conducted in 111 cities across the country.

 

Amazing: Pune leaves far behind Delhi in ‘Ease of Living’ cities

 

It is an initiative of the ministry to help cities assess their liveability on the bases of global and national benchmarks.

The survey was started to encourage cities to move towards an outcome-based approach to urban planning and management.

 

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Its framework comprised four pillars-institutional, social, economic and physical which are further broken down into 15 categories and 78 indicators.

The minister said evaluation of cities was done on a 100-point scale with the institutional and social pillars carrying 25 points each, five points for the pillar on economic and 45 points for the physical pillar.

A ministry official said the cities submitted data on more than 50,000 points. Secondary audit of 10,000 documents, physical audit of 14,000 units and survey of more than 60,000 citizens were completed which led to finalization of the index.

 

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The assessment standards, according to the government, are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will provide a strong impetus to India’s effort for systematic tracking progress of the goals in the urban areas.

Of the 17 SDG goals, eight are directly linked to India’s ease of living assessment framework.

 

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale starts from september 29th

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India’s favourite e-commerce portal, Amazon India, has just announced the biggest retail event of the year Amazon Great Indian Sale. The dates of this 6-day shopping extravaganza have been announced. The sale will go live on 29th September 2019 and end on 4th October 2019. Prime members will get a 12-hour early access to the sale. For them, Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2019 will commence on 28th September at 12 PM. Amazon has unveiled a few of the best offers that will be up for grabs. During the course of this five-day shopping extravaganza, Amazon India will provide jaw-dropping Amazon Great Indian Sale offers, deals, and discounts on purchases made from Amazon India’s e-commerce platform.

The company is offering a plethora of discounts such as up to 40% off on “latest and best smartphones of 2019” which include 15 new smartphones and accessories; up to 90% off on fashion with over 1200 top brands; up to 80% off on more than 50,000 home and kitchen products; and up to 75% off on home appliances.

In addition to discounts, Amazon will also be offering festive cashback offers on Amazon Fashion, combo offers on books, gaming and toys and the opportunity to save more using Amazon coupons on daily essentials. Kitchen and home products will be listed at the “lowest ever prices” with free installation. Moreover, more than 11,000 products by Amazon brands will be listed on sale.

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