India Today Survey – India’s Best Cities

Introduction:

  • In 2001, 270 million. Now (2013), it is 370 million. By 2020, the numbers would be 500 million. These numbers are the people who live in Indian cities.
  • It is stated here that, China has controlled the flow of people  into the cities. I wonder how ?
  • It is time for Indian cities to be well governed, before it collapses

Parameters considered for the survey:

  • Housing & Transport
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Crime & Safety
  • Public Services
  • Healthcare
  • Investment
  • Economy

How many cities and why ?

50 Cities having a population of 1 million were only considered for the survey

India’s Best 30 cities:

  1. Chennai
  1. Chandigarh
  1. Mumbai
  1. Hyderabad
  1. Shimla
  1. Pune
  1. Bengaluru
  1. Gandhinagar
  1. Thane
  1. Kolkata
  1. Gurgaon
  1. Ahmadabad
  1. Kalyan Dombivali
  1. Delhi
  1. Thiruvananthapuram
  1. Pimpri Chinchwad
  1. Jaipur
  1. Navi Mumbai
  1. Noida
  1. Bhubaneswar
  1. Bhopal
  1. Dehradun
  1. Lucknow
  1. Faridabad
  1. Guwahati
  1. Howrah
  1. Raipur
  1. Ranchi
  1. Ghaziabad
  1. Patna

 

India’s 20 Top Emerging Cities:

1)      Vadodara 2)      Rajkot
3)      Nagpur 4)      Nashik
5)      Madurai 6)      Mysore
7)      Ludhiana 8)      Coimbatore
9)      Amritsar 10)   Indore
11)   Aurangabad 12)   Solapur
13)   Surat 14)   Jodhpur
15)   Gwalior 16)   Jabalpur
17)   Meerut 18)   Varanasi
19)   Kanpur 20)   Agra

 

Environment

Best City: Shimla 

Shimla1

3 micrograms per cubic metre is the level of sulphur-di-oxide in this city. The average levels of sulphur di oxide recorded in all the other cities polled for survey is thrice as much (11.7 micrograms per cubic metre)

Emerging City: Madurai

Madurai

Thanks to the JNNURM, this Temple City is now recycling sewage water and processing solid waste, thus transforming the city like never before. Check dams have been built to save river water and the city is able to meet the norms of providing 135 litres of water a day for a person. Added to it, 20 million litres of sewage water is treated and the solid wastes are now being bio-decomposed. 

(Lots to follow………………)

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