Guwahati, the pride of the North East, is in the 85th position of the top 110 cities of India.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India had released the list judging by the cities in 15 parameters. Of the total 100 marks, Guwahati city scored 29.3 marks.
Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai in Maharashtra are the three most liveable cities in India, and Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, the Nagland capital Kohima and Bihar capital Patna bring up the rear among 111 cities, measured on four broad parameters — governance, and social, physical and economic infrastructure.
According to the Ease of Living Index report released on Monday by Union housing and urban affairs minister, Hardeep Singh Puri,others in the 10 most liveable cities in the country are Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), the union territory of Chandigarh, Thane (Maharashtra), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) and Bhopal (MP).
In the Governance category, Guwahati scored 8.46 while the best in that category is Navi Mumbai(16.7). Similarly education (3.1)–Faridabad (6.01); Health (2.74)- Trichi(6.18); Safety (2.54)- Sagar(4.54); Public Open Spaces (0.46)- Gandhinagar (5); Water Supply (0.46)- Erode (4.7); Transportation (1.01)-Thane (3.46).
Guwahati can hold solace that New Delhi is not in the top 10 but in 65.