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Is your city among India's 28 most competitive? Find out...

December 23, 2013 11:16 IST

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Many cities across India, especially the major ones, are laying out policies that attract best talent and most business.

Let's take a look at 28 most competitive cities in India.

Note: The ranking is based on four pillars of competitiveness: Factor conditions, demand conditions, context for strategy and rivalry and supporting and related industries.

Source: India City Competitiveness Report 2013

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Image: Border Security Force soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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New Delhi

Rank: 1

New Delhi, the capital of the country, is ranked first in competitiveness.

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Image: Women ride two-wheeled self-balancing scooters past the Indian Defence Ministry in New Delhi.
Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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Mumbai

Rank: 2

Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is ranked second in competitiveness.

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Image: Shoppers leave a retail store inside a mall in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Tags: Mumbai , India

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Chennai

Rank: 3

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is ranked third in competitiveness.

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Image: Girls react after coloured powder is thrown on them during Holi celebrations in Chennai.
Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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Hyderabad

Rank: 4

Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is ranked fourth in competitiveness.

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Image: Dancers perform in Hyderabad.
Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters

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Kolkata

Rank: 5

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is ranked fifth in competitiveness.

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Image: A horse-cart passes in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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Gurgaon

Rank: 6

Gurgaon, which is located near Delhi in Haryana, is ranked sixth in competitiveness.

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Image: Dancers perform in Gurgaon.
Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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Noida

Rank: 7

Noida, which is situated near Delhi in Uttar Pradesh, is ranked seventh in competitiveness.

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Image: Visitors ride the Mega Disco roller coaster at an amusement park in Noida.
Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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Bangalore

Rank: 8

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is ranked eighth in competitiveness.

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Image: Employees cross an overpass at the Indian headquarters of iGate in Bangalore.
Photographs: Reuters

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Pune

Rank: 9

Pune, which is located in Maharashtra, is ranked ninth in competitiveness.

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Image: Boxer MC Mary Kom exercises during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Ahmedabad

Rank: 10

Ahmedabad, which is located in Gujarat, is ranked 10 in competitiveness.

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Image: Women carry earthen water pots as they take part in a Jhulelal Chaliha procession in Ahmedabad.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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Nagpur

Rank: 11

Nagpur, which is located in Maharashtra, is ranked 11 in competitiveness.

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Image: A worker cleans the seats of a stadium in Nagpur.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Coimbatore

Rank: 12

Coimbatore, which is located in Tamil Nadu, is ranked 12 in competitiveness.

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Image: A worker tends to yarn-spinning equipment at a factory in Coimbatore.
Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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Kozhikode

Rank: 13

Kozhikode, which is located in Kerala, is ranked 13 in competitiveness.

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Image: A view of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.
Photographs: Source, Jihademm/Wikimedia Commons

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Surat

Rank: 14

Surat, which is located in Gujarat, is ranked 14 in competitiveness.

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Image: Devotees perform Garba during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival in Surat.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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Chandigarh

Rank: 15

Chandigarh, which serves as the capital of Punjab and Haryana, is ranked 15 in competitiveness.

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Image: Participants perform a folk dance in Chandigarh.
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

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Kochi

Rank: 16

Kochi, which is located in Kerala, is ranked 16 in competitiveness.

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Image: Dancers perform as they take part in festivities marking the start of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Kochi.
Photographs: Sivaram V/Reuters

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Trivandrum

Rank: 17

Trivandrum, which is located in Kerala, is ranked 17 in competitiveness.

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Image: Fishermen pull in their catch in Kovalam Beach, about 20km south of Trivandrum.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

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Nasik

Rank: 18

Nasik, which is located in Maharashtra, is ranked 18 in competitiveness.

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Image: A Devotee attends the Kumbh Mela on the banks of the Godavari river in Nasik.
Photographs: Roy Madhur/Reuters
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Jaipur

Rank: 19

Jaipur, which is located in Rajasthan, is ranked 19 in competitiveness.

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Image: A tourist celebrates after finishing first in a turban tying competition in Jaipur.
Photographs: Roy Madhur/Reuters
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Madurai

Rank: 20

Madurai, which is located in Tamil Nadu, is ranked 20 in competitiveness.

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Image: A bull runs among villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai.
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Rajkot

Rank: 21

Rajkot, which is located in Gujarat, is ranked 21 in competitiveness.

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Image: A soldier performs a motorcycle stunt in Rajkot.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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Vadodara

Rank: 22

Vadodara, which is located in Gujarat, is ranked 22 in competitiveness.

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Image: Schoolchildren paint a 4.33km long canvas on a theme based on traffic awareness, on a ground in Vadodara.
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Indore

Rank: 23

Indore, which is located in Madhya Pradesh, is ranked 23 in competitiveness.

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Image: A view of IIM Indore.
Photographs: Source, Sriharikraman/Wikimedia Commons

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Lucknow

Rank: 24

Lucknow, which is located in Uttar Pradesh, is ranked 24 in competitiveness.

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Image: Visitors walk inside the compund of Asafi Imambara, also known as Bara Imambara, in Lucknow.
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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Kota

Rank: 25

Kota, which is located in Rajasthan, is ranked 25 in competitiveness.

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Image: Students attend a coaching class in Kota.
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
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Mysore

Rank: 26

Mysore, which is located in Karnataka, is ranked 26 in competitiveness.

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Image: People attend Dussehra celebration in Mysore.
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Bhopal

Rank: 27

Bhopal, which is located in Madhya Pradesh, is ranked 27 in competitiveness.

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Image: Coloured water is sprayed over people celebrating Holi in Bhopal.
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Faridabad

Rank: 28

Faridabad, which is located in Haryana, is ranked 28 in competitiveness.


Image: Headquarter of National Power Training Institute in Faridabad.
Photographs: Source, Manojvyas.ee/Wikimedia Commons

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