Here's why Mumbai has slipped in Liveability Index

Here's why Mumbai has slipped in Liveability Index

Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019 was released on Wednesday and Indian cities have not fared so well on these rating. The financial capital by two places to 119, from 117 last year, as a result of a downgrade in its culture category.

The EIU’s index ranks cities by five criteria – Stability, culture & environment, healthcare, infrastructure and education. All these criteria have a different percentage attached for this rating. Stability and culture and environment have the highest weightage with 25 per cent each. Next comes, healthcare and infrastructure with 20 per cent and education is at last with 10 per cent weightage. Mumbai’s downgrade has come from it slipping in the culture category.

Another Indian city that has fallen in this capital of the country, New Delhi. In last year’s ranking Delhi was at 112 but it has now gone down to 118. The reason for its fall is the increase in the petty crimes and also for having the worst air quality in the world.

As per the report, “Few cities in Asia have seen major changes to their score over the past year, with the exceptions of Colombo, which has seen its stability score fall following the Easter Sunday bombings in 2019, and New Delhi, which dropped six places in the ranking relative to last year. The Indian capital has seen an increase in petty crime cases over the past year, as well as recording some of the world’s worst air quality levels. The 2018 update to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Ambient Air Quality Database shows that New Delhi currently boasts the sixth highest annual mean concentration of fine particulate matter among cities around the world”.

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