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30 MOST competitive cities in India

Last updated on: December 26, 2011 15:33 IST

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While some cities are highly competitive, others take a more laidback attitude.

The Institute for Competitiveness has come out with the ranking of top 50 cities in India based on India City Competitiveness 2011 index.

According to the Institute, the index takes into consideration the various associated and crucial dimensions of competitiveness.

Let us have a look at the top 30 cities based on the ranking. Note: Goa has been added to this list, despite it being a state.

1. New Delhi

Financial: 70.3

Physical: 95.45

Communication: 73.43

Administration: 59.99

Human capacity: 71.25

Innovation: 62.97

Overall score: 78.02

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Image: A view of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
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2. Mumbai

Financial: 83.38

Physical: 63.77

Communication: 71.19

Administration: 63.53

Human capacity: 68.19

Innovation: 70.64

Overall score: 72.93

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Image: Gateway of India in Mumbai.
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3. Bengaluru

Financial: 62.15

Physical: 64.46

Communication: 67.53

Administration: 62.76

Human capacity: 64.04

Innovation: 59.99

Overall score: 65.28

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Image: A visitor drinks coffee at the International Coffee Festival in Bangaluru.
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4. Pune

Financial: 54.50

Physical: 62.03

Communication: 61.86

Administration: 54.25

Human capacity: 68.51

Innovation: 64.21

Overall score: 64.27

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Image: Jaguar Land Rover Freelander 2 at a plant in Pune.
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5. Chennai

Financial: 65.90

Physical: 62.37

Communication: 58.63

Administration: 56.20

Human capacity: 64.35

Innovation: 67.45

Overall score: 62.75

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Image: Girls celebrate Holi in Chennai.
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6. Gurgaon

Financial: 65.29

Physical: 57.94

Communication: 68.65

Administration: 69.51

Human capacity: 61.32

Innovation: 62.63

Overall score: 62.30

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Image: Labourers work in front of high rise residential colonies in Gurgaon.
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6. Kolkata

Financial: 66.64

Physical: 64.02

Communication: 56.28

Administration: 57.93

Human capacity: 63.29

Innovation: 59.61

Overall score: 61.99

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Image: A conductor stands beside a new tram in Kolkata.
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8. Hyderabad

Financial: 67.16

Physical: 62.55

Communication: 61.36

Administration: 56.51

Human capacity: 60.56

Innovation: 64.86

Overall score: 61.76

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Image: White tigers swim in a pond in Hyderabad.
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9. Ahmedabad

Financial: 61.56

Physical: 58.18

Communication: 54.64

Administration: 54.77

Human capacity: 63.13

Innovation: 57.81

Overall score: 50.86

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Image: A kite-flying enthusiast tightens the strings of a 30 feet in diameter kite in Ahmedabad.
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10. Jaipur

Financial: 60.02

Physical: 57.21

Communication: 65.37

Administration: 58.74

Human capacity: 52.53

Innovation: 52.53

Overall score: 59.72

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Image: A view of the Jal Mahal in Jaipur.
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11. Noida

Financial: 56.17

Physical: 56.57

Communication: 65.37

Administration: 58.10

Human capacity: 78.52

Innovation: 57.98

Overall score: 59.33

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Image: A street performer carries a child after a show in Noida.
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12. Surat

Financial: 56.73

Physical: 57.55

Communication: 53.87

Administration: 51.15

Human capacity: 60.50

Innovation: 57.92

Overall score: 58.85

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Image: A diamond businessmen demonstrates a process at a cutting and polishing factory in Surat.
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13. Nagpur

Financial: 56.83

Physical: 50.05

Communication: 63.91

Administration: 55.99

Human capacity: 59.56

Innovation: 58.91

Overall score: 58.48

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Image: A worker cleans the seats of Vidarbha cricket association stadium in Nagpur.
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14. Kochi

Financial: 58.45

Physical: 61.57

Communication: 47.85

Administration: 53.85

Human capacity: 61.61

Innovation: 64.51

Overall score: 58.06

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Image: A fisherman arranges a fishing net as his wife paddles their boat on outskirts of Kochi.
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15. Chandigarh

Financial: 60.90

Physical: 56.89

Communication: 61.68

Administration: 61.38

Human capacity: 60.94

Innovation: 65.64

Overall score: 58.01

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Image: Tourists take a boat ride amid heavy fog at Sukhana Lake in Chandigarh.
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16. Vadodra

Financial: 57.12

Physical: 58.95

Communication: 59.20

Administration: 49.75

Human capacity: 57.66

Innovation: 58.28

Overall score: 57.38

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Image: A view of Vadodra.
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17. Thiruvananthapuram

Financial: 60.59

Physical: 60.61

Communication: 44.07

Administration: 56.05

Human capacity: 61.56

Innovation: 61.56

Overall score: 57.31

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Image: Fishermen pull in their catch in Kovalam Beach, about 20 km south of Trivandrum
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18. Nashik

Financial: 57.98

Physical: 54.85

Communication: 50.11

Administration: 50.77

Human capacity: 53.06

Innovation: 51.90

Overall score: 57.14

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Image: A sadhu dries his robe near Nashik.
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19. Rajkot

Financial: 55.88

Physical: 55.93

Communication: 56.87

Administration: 51.33

Human capacity: 60.02

Innovation: 58.33

Overall score: 57.07

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Image: Workers build a temporary shade at a cricket ground in Rajkot.
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20. Indore

Financial: 63.27

Physical: 57.09

Communication: 69.14

Administration: 62.62

Human capacity: 60.02

Innovation: 59.29

Overall score: 54.16

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Image: Daly College, Indore.
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21. Kozhikode

Financial: 48.75

Physical: 59.20

Communication: 46.45

Administration: 54.41

Human capacity: 61.48

Innovation: 54.76

Overall score: 56.62

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Image: A view of Kozhikode.
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22. Coimbatore

Financial: 53.52

Physical: 60.10

Communication: 57.90

Administration: 54.09

Human capacity: 63.38

Innovation: 60.93

Overall score: 56.51

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23. Lucknow

Financial: 60.78

Physical: 51.54

Communication: 55.52

Administration: 59.70

Human capacity: 57.19

Innovation: 47.81

Overall score: 56.17

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Image: Visitors walk inside the compund of Asafi Imambara, also known as Bara Imambara, in Lucknow.
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24. Mysore

Financial: 51.83

Physical: 60.86

Communication: 55.95

Administration: 57.60

Human capacity: 56.25

Innovation: 58.53

Overall score: 55.57

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25. Goa

Financial: 49.74

Physical: 61.19

Communication: 52.85

Administration: 56.18

Human capacity: 58.51

Innovation: 63.05

Overall score: 55.51

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26. Visakhapatnam

Financial: 62.06

Physical: 58.77

Communication: 54.31

Administration: 52.29

Human capacity: 53.35

Innovation: 59.86

Overall score: 55.48

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Image: A view of Visakhapatnam.
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27. Kanpur

Financial: 55.37

Physical: 56.44

Communication: 61.15

Administration: 58.73

Human capacity: 56.05

Innovation: 49.60

Overall score: 55.48

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28. Bhopal

Financial: 59.22

Physical: 58.07

Communication: 65.23

Administration: 65.95

Human capacity: 52.81

Innovation: 56.57

Overall score: 55.45

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Image: A boy prepares to sell his umbrellas in Bhopal.
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29. Madurai

Financial: 48.43

Physical: 58.05

Communication: 50.91

Administration: 50.99

Human capacity: 58.97

Innovation: 60.93

Overall score: 55.44

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Image: Main Hall of The American College, Madurai.
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30. Ludhiana

Financial: 59.04

Physical: 54.90

Communication: 55.17

Administration: 51.49

Human capacity: 55.45

Innovation: 51.94

Overall score: 55.35


Image: A shopping mall in Ludhiana.
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