The Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently released the results of its survey on the ‘Ease of Living’ Index 2018 for cities across the country.
The Ministry surveyed 111 cities all together.
Top 10 ranking cities were – Pune, Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada City and Bhopal.
This ranking shows that placing #heritage at the core of urban development does pay off. Natural and built heritage are an integrated part of each city listed above.
Tirupati possesses an outstanding pilgrimage site that offers a perfect blend of natural and built heritage while also providing modern amenities to visitors. #Raipur created a heritage walk with a community participation, which boosted tourism and created employment.
Bhopal, known as the City of Lakes, hosts a heritage cascading system of lakes, which contribute to a healthy water cycle and cool the city’s temperatures.