Bengaluru has been adjudged the most liveable large city in the country, as per the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) – 2020, released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday.
This is a big leap from the 58th position in the previous edition of the index in 2018. Civic officials and experts said the two rankings were not exactly comparable as the evaluation criteria for the EoLI had changed.
“The Bengaluru model of development of citizen-centric initiatives and delivery of services has ensured the top ranking,” Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who also holds charge of the city, tweeted.
However, the top ranking in EoLI is sobered up by a low ranking of 31 among 49 cities with a population of over one million in the Municipal Performance Index (MPI), scoring below average in the same population category.