×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

Nation

MoHUA plans to assess liveability standards in cities

| | New Delhi

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) plans to conduct an 'Annual Assessment of Liveability Standards in Cities', which will involve yearly survey and compilation of a large number of datasets across the various indicators. There are 79 indicators that have been organised in 15 distinct 'categories' covering aspects such as governance, health and education, safety, identity and culture, economy, pollution, mixed land use and compactness, open spaces, urban mobility and various core urban services, and contribute to the 4 essential pillars of comprehensive development, namely, institutional, social, economic and physical. 

This will help the cities to understand their baseline and pursue tangible outcomes over time.  This was announced by HUA minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday.

The Ministry has developed a set of liveability standards in cities which was launched in June 2017 with an objective of developing these standards to generate a liveability index and rate cities against these standards to facilitate a competitive environment amongst cities and result in systematic improvement in the quality of life of citizens. 

"All these standards are also strongly linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The assessment of liveability standards will help India to track and achieve these SDGs.  

“These indicators have been adapted from various national/international indicator sets and service level benchmarks and after extensive consultations with State/City Governments, citizen through MyGov portal and peer review by sector experts," Puri said while inauguratinng a workshop on Assessment of Liveability Indices for 116 Cities in India.

 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

Street vendors reluctant to committee polls

21 May 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

With State’s biggest Urban Local Body (ULB) gearing up to conduct vendors’ committee election in June second week for formation of first Town Vending Committee, the members of Ranchi Footpath Hawkers Association covering quite a number of street vendors appear reluctant to take part in the upcoming election. Notably, as per the rule, allocation of shops to street vendors at the vendors market is done on the recommendation of the...

Read More

Page generated in 0.1928 seconds.