10 Best Indian Cities to Live In
By SiliconIndia | Tuesday, 09 April 2013, 10:13 Hrs
Bangalore: India has developed a lot over the years. However, development and urbanization also come with a cost, in the form of pollution, population, etc. There are just a few cities that make for a dream location and draw the crowds for reasons like job opportunities, better living standards, and good infrastructure. The Janaagraha Annual Survey of India's City Systems (ASICS) ranked Indian cities based on factors like mobility system, clean water, cleanliness, public amenities, pollution/greenery, crime and safety, bureaucracy. While, in terms of quality of city systems, cities were ranked on urban planning and design, urban capacities and resources, political representation, and citizen participation. Here are the 10 best Indian cities to live in, as listed by rediff.
Surat takes the first place on the list and is ranked as India's best city to live in. It scored 1 on both - quality of life and quality of city systems. Known as the diamond capital of the world, Surat is a well-developed metropolis in Gujarat. It is one of the fastest growing cities of the world. It was also recently conferred with "Best Urban City of India" award. Surat gained prominence and recognition for being the '2nd Cleanest City in India' awarded by INTACH during 1995-1996, and was once again declared the '3rd Cleanest City' in India in 2011.
Pune is the second best Indian city to live in. The city ranked 2nd in quality of life and sixth for quality of city systems. Pune is the ninth largest metropolis in India. These days, the city is known for its high educational facilities and relative prosperity. It is the cultural capital of Maharashtra and has also had manufacturing, glass, sugar, and forging industries since the 1950-60s. It has a growing industrial vicinity, with IT and automotive companies setting up factories. The cultural activities and job opportunities attract migrants and students from all over India and abroad.
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