City jumps to fourth rank in ease of living

It stood 14th in the previous survey

March 05, 2021 01:09 am | Updated 01:09 am IST - CHENNAI

Rapid strides:  Chennai has done well in education, recreation facilities and safety of women.

Rapid strides: Chennai has done well in education, recreation facilities and safety of women.

Chennai has secured the fourth rank in the ease of living among 49 cities in the million-plus category, according to a report on the Municipal Performance and Ease of Living Indices, 2020, issued by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The city stood 14th in the previous survey. Chennai’s total score in the ease of living is 62.61 out of 100.

In the Citizen Perception Survey, it has ranked third. It has ranked high in overall safety and security. Water-logging is a major concern among citizens. During the northeast monsoon, many residents reported water-logging in their neighbourhoods in the 15 zones.

Chennai’s performance in quality of life, citizen perception and sustainability is better than in economic ability, an area where it has scored lower than the other cities.

Third in finance

Chennai is ranked 18th in the municipal performance index, which measures governance, planning, technology, finance and services. It is ranked third in finance, 17th in services, 18th in technology, 44th in planning and 25th in governance.

Chennai is better ranked in affordable and quality education, recreational facilities and safety of women. Affordable housing has been an area of concern.

Coimbatore has improved its rank from 25th to seventh.

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