PIMPRI: The Ministry of Urban Development is planning to assess the ‘City Livability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities, including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million.
The State government has included Pimpri-Chinchwad along with 17 cities across Maharashtra for the assessment.
On February 13, 2018, the Central Government had organised workshops in New Delhi to provide information regarding this initiative. This workshop was attended by Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation's City Engineer Rajan Patil, who will be working as the 'Nodal Officer' for this initiative.
The ministry has planned to conduct an ‘Annual Assessment of Livability Standards in Cities’, which will involve a yearly survey and compilation of a large number of data sets across various indicators, analysis of such data sets, development of indexes and ranking of cities. The initiative was first started in 2017. Pimpri-Chinchwad city has been included for the first time in this assessment.
The Ministry of Urban Development has selected 116 cities in the country for its 'lifestyle index' initiative. There are 18 cities from Maharashtra. The standard of living in these cities will be assessed based on 79 indicators. These include social, cultural, educational, security, economic, employment opportunities, public grounds, land use, garbage disposal and other parameters.