Smart City Readiness of India Cities – Livability

Smart City Readiness of India Cities – Livability

 WHERE ARE OUR CITIES?

How close or far our cities are from the prescribed bench marks for smart cities by the MoUD? Such information in turn gives an indication of the gap to be filled with respect to various parameters and benchmarks of MoUD,which have been presented in the second part of this blog, and inputs required.

RATING OF OUR CITIES

During the last few years rating of Indian cities have been initiated/taken up on different parameters by various agencies. Details are given below.

  1. Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD)
    1. Credit Rating:MoUD has initiated credit rating of 65 Indian cities involving four agencies namely a) FITCH, b) CARE, c) CRISIL and d) ICRA.

Credit rating gives an indication of the credibility and ability of the city to raise/borrow finances, required for developing in to a smart city.

  1. Rapid Baseline Assessments (RBA): Under the World bank supported Capacity Building for Urban Development (CBUD) project RBA has been carried out for 30 cities from 19 states/UTs. Data on urban services namely a) water supply, b) sewerage and sanitation, c) solid waste management and d) storm water drainage, pertinent to the parameters and bench marks of smart cities cited in MoUD concept note is available from these reports.

 

Out of the 100 probable cities identified in part 1 of this blog, the above data is available for 22 cities.

  1. 2.      Institute for Competitiveness: It has brought out the following reports.
    1. City Competitiveness Report – This report is being brought out since, 2008. The latest report was in 2013.The rating is based on a) Infrastructure (financial, physical, communication, administrative, human capacity and innovation); b) Demand Conditions (demographics, income distribution); c) Competition (intensity and diversity of firms, business incentives) and d) Institutional Infrastructure (supplier sophistication, institutional support).
    2. b.      Livability Index – This report was being published since 2010. Latest report was in 2013. The index is based on diamond model of Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard University. It covers 8 pillars namely a) demographic, b) education, c) health and medical standards, d) safety, e) housing option, f) socio-cultural-natural environment, g) economic environment and h) planned environment.

Some of the components refer to the parameters and benchmarks mentioned in the MoUD concept note on smart cities.

RATING OF CITIES?

Rating of some of the 100 probable smart cities, on ‘Livability Index’ is shown in the tables given below.

Table 2.4: Rating of Indian Cities based on Livability Index

S. No.

STATE

CITY

OVERALL

EDCN

HLTH

COMMN

TRNSP

Rank

Value

Value

Value

Value

Value

1

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar

44

55.85

46.9

48.23

54.82

60.21

Jammu

37

56.46

50.88

51.58

53.64

54.95

2

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

22

58.13

51.87

52.76

60.51

64.61

3

Punjab

Ludhiana

39

56.31

56.5

66.73

50.53

50.73

Amritsar

31

57.01

49.13

52.43

49.71

51.43

4

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

8

59.58

52.46

52.2

59.79

77.1

5

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

40

56.15

51.97

60.31

54.87

55.93

6

Haryana

Faridabad

41

56.1

53.45

56.39

58.17

54.88

Gurgaon

17

58.38

57.73

49.71

60.75

65.57

7

Delhi

Delhi

13

58.66

69.18

87.73

69.1

67.37

8

Rajasthan

Jaipur

26

57.61

52.8

73.74

63.22

61.39

9

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

28

57.54

53.12

57.96

54.32

54.01

Kanpur

49

54.89

52

62.02

58.18

50.31

Agra

32

56.81

64.22

80.38

56.6

50.83

Meerut

30

57.05

59.68

58.63

56.22

50.2

Allahabad

25

57.72

57.25

62.49

51.32

48.33

Varanasi

29

57.38

52.41

45.17

54.52

53.94

Noida

16

58.41

53.16

59.32

64.91

59.56

10

Bihar

Patna

48

54.98

54.44

53.98

52.17

53.88

11

Assam

Guwahati

47

55.42

52.81

60.4

55.34

56.89

12

West Bengal

Kolkata

7

59.7

55.31

49.93

68.74

52.12

Asansol

19

58.28

56.55

52.54

56.39

48.91

13

Jharkhand

Dhanbad

43

55.98

54.73

52.83

41.99

48.41

Ranchi

45

55.81

53.35

55.33

44.65

48.72

Jamshedpur

36

56.54

51.45

52.87

45.53

52.26

14

Orissa

Bhubaneswar

27

57.61

56.43

62.89

63.9

52.34

15

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

42

55.98

53.09

45.4

53.76

54.9

16

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

14

58.64

54.68

44.86

68.14

66.02

Bhopal

38

56.45

61.43

50.16

66.12

59.08

Jabalpur

34

56.65

57.66

58.73

62.6

56.46

17

Gujarat

Ahmadabad

12

59.05

57.32

50.76

61.58

53.68

Surat

35

56.64

56.49

66.53

51.49

49.6

Vadodara

23

57.82

51.23

51.32

59.31

53.36

Rajkot

33

56.78

50.93

55.66

55.68

52.58

18

Maharashtra

Mumbai

3

60.76

52.56

63.14

72.54

53.65

Pune

5

59.77

53.45

57.82

57.71

57.23

Nagpur

4

59.91

52.55

53.44

61

56.52

Nashik

6

59.76

54.04

56.66

65.52

49.15

19

Andhra Pradesh

Vishakhapatnam

24

57.78

53.72

56.23

54.56

53.64

Vijayawada

15

58.6

48.16

48.71

53.82

51.72

20

Telangana

Hyderabad

2

61.23

56.33

50.84

59.99

85.95

21

Karnataka

Bangalore

10

59.4

62.71

63.37

66.72

65.69

Mysore

50

54.58

51.36

59.66

44.91

62.73

22

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

21

58.26

51.2

59.97

50.21

54.57

Kochi

18

58.34

58.53

62.02

52.31

54.66

Kozhikode

20

58.28

56.64

50.89

52.58

55.28

23

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

1

62.19

47.58

54.3

67.34

88.86

Coimbatore

11

59.17

59.88

58.09

51.7

57.56

Madurai

9

59.57

60.05

57.86

50.21

54.83

24

Puducherry

Puducherry

46

55.45

56.72

62.16

57.44

65.57

Source:http://competitiveness.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Liveability-Report-2012.pdf

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