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MoHUA releases Rankings for Ease of Living Index 2020 & Municipal Performance Index 2020

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Hardeep Singh Puri released EoLI 2020 MPI 2020On February 4, 2021, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) released the Final Rankings of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 & Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 through an online event.

  • For the purpose of ranking, both EoLI 2020 & MLI 2020 categorized the rankings of Cities  (including cities under Smart Cities Program) & Municipalities under 2 categories based on their population – Million+ Category & Less than Million Category.
  • Around 111 cities participated in the assessment which was conducted in 2020.
  • The framework these assessments were prepared by MoHUA with the Institute for Competitiveness as the Knowledge Partner.

Top Performers of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020

 Million+ Category

  •  #1 – Bengaluru, #2 -Pune , #3 – Ahmedabad

Less than Million Category

  •  #1 Shimla, #2 – Bhubaneswar, #3 – Silvassa

Top Performers of Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020

 Million+ Category

  •  #1 – Indore, #2 – Surat, #3 – Bhopal

Less than Million Category

  •  #1 – New Delhi, #2 – Tirupati, #3 – Gandhinagar

Ease of Living Index (EoLI)2020 

The First Edition of this index started in 2018.


  • EoLI measures the well-being of Indian citizens across the pillars of Quality of Life, Economic-ability, Sustainability with 49 indicators under 13 categories.


  • To Accelerate India’s Urban development outcomes & achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key Points

  • This year EoLI framework has been consolidated with the addition of Citizen Perception Survey (CPS) holding a weightage of 30%.
  • 35% weightage for Quality of Life,  15% weightage for Economic ability, 20% Weightage for Sustainability.
  • CPS was conducted from January 16, 2020 – March 20, 2020.
  • Bhubaneshwar recorded the highest CPS score followed by Silvassa, Davangere.

Rankings EoLI 2020

Rank Ease of Living Index 2020
Population Million+ Population Less than Million
City Score City Score
1 Bengaluru (Karnataka) 66.7 Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) 60.9
2 Pune (Maharashtra) 66.27 Bhubaneswar (Odisha) 59.85
3 Ahmedabad (Gujarat) 64.87 Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli) 58.43
4 Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 62.61 Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) 56.84
5 Surat (Gujarat) 61.73 Salem (Tamil Nadu) 56.4

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Municipal Performance Index 2020 (MPI)

  • It is the 1st time that MPI is being undertaken in India.   The Municipal Performance Index (MPI) was launched as an accompaniment to the Ease of Living Index.
  • They have been ranked based on 5 Verticals which are Services, Finance, Planning, Technology & Governance.
  • MPI provides overall understanding of a municipality’s functionalities & the extent of their development & capabilities.
  • It covers sectors like Education, Health, Water & Wastewater, SWM & Sanitation, Infrastructure, Digital Governance, Plan preparation among others.

Rankings MPI 2020

Rank Municipal Performance Index 2020
Population Million+ Population Less than Million
Municipality Score Municipality Score
1 Indore

(Madhya Pradesh)

66.08 New Delhi MC 52.92
2 Surat


60.82 Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) 51.69
3 Bhopal

(Madhya Pradesh)

59.04 Gandhinagar (Gujarat) 51.59
4 Pimpri Chinchwad (Maharashtra) 59 Karnal (Haryana) 51.39
5 Pune


58.79 Salem (Tamil Nadu) 49.04

Click here to read the full report

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About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing And Urban Affairs – Hardeep Singh Puri (Rajya Sabha MP, Constituency – Uttar Pradesh)