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IIT-Bombay comes up with Urban Quality Of Life Index

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  • December 7, 2020
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IIT-Bombay comes up with Urban Quality Of Life Index

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  • IIT-Bombay researchers have come up with an urban quality of life index which is related to real urban life in India presently.

Key takeaways

  • 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.

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