IIT-Bombay comes up with Urban Quality Of Life Index
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society
- IIT-Bombay researchers have come up with an urban quality of life index which is related to real urban life in India presently.
- Top city: Mumbai
- The other top cities: Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
- Most women-friendly: Chennai
- Least women-friendly: Patna
- Highest crime rate against women: Jaipur
- Lowest crime rate against women: Chennai
- Widest gap in literacy rate between men and women: Jaipur (13.2%)
- Lowest gap in literacy rate between men and women: Kolkata (5.4%).
- Highest overall Literacy rate: Pune (91%)
- Lowest overall Literacy rate: Hyderabad (83%).
- Highest unemployment rate for women: Patna
- Gender parity was taken into consideration for the first time.
- According to the research, women experience cities differently.
- Meeting women’s needs becomes essential in promoting sustainable urban development.
- Also, only 36% urban households in Patna have access to treated tap water.
- Development of Smart Cities and Ease of Living Index: Click here