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India's best cities to live in

Last updated on: April 8, 2013 11:46 IST

Image: Vehicles move over a bridge built over the river Tapi at Surat, in Gujarat.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters.

India's cities are growing at a fast pace like never before. But these cities have been struggling to offer basic amenities to its residents as population swelled astronomically over the last decade.  The unplanned growth has lead to a decline in the quality of life in Indian cities.  

Basis infrastructure problems like bad roads and poor transport facilities,  unchecked pollution and lack of clean water and power supply are the main problems that are plaguing Indian cities today. 

The Janaagraha Annual Survey of India's City Systems (ASICS) finds out the problems of urbanisation and ranks Indian cities on a scale of 1 to 10.

Citizens were asked to rate the cities on mobility system, clean water, cleanliness, public amenities, pollution/greenery, crime and safety, bureaucracy, the parameters for quality of life.

In terms of quality of city systems, cities were ranked on 4 broad parameters, urban planning and design, urban capacities and resources, political representation, and citizen participation.

Surat is ranked as India's best city to live in India.

Surat

Quality of life: 1
Quality of city systems: 1

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Image: A two-wheeler factory in Pune.
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Pune

Quality of life: 2
Quality of city systems 6

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Image: Labourers rest inside a newly constructed commercial building on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
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Ahmedabad

Quality of life: 3

Quality of city systems: 2

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Image: A Premier Padmini taxi travels along Marine Drive in Mumbai.
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Mumbai

Quality of life: 4

Quality of city systems: 4

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Chennai

Quality of life: 5

Quality of city systems: 3

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Image: The new Kolkata airport.
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Kolkata

Quality of life: 6

Quality of city systems: 10

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Image: Hawa Mahal, Jaipur.

Jaipur

Quality of life: 7

Quality of city systems: 8

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Image: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.

Hyderabad

Quality of life: 8

Quality of city systems: 5

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Image: Metro rail, Bangalore.

Bangalore

Quality of life: 9

Quality of city systems: 9

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Image: India Gate, New Delhi.
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New Delhi

Quality of life: 10

Quality of city systems: 7

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Image: Kanpur.
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Kanpur

Quality of life: 11

Quality of city systems: 11


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