The Union Urban Development Ministry launched the City Liveability Index, an initiative to rank 116 cities across the country in terms of the quality of life they offer residents.The cities to be ranked would include the ones selected for the Smart Cities Mission, State capitals, and those with a population of over 10 lakh.

Basis of assessment
The cities would be assessed on 79 parameters such as governance, identity and culture, education, health, water supply, and reduced pollution.

(Adapted from The Hindu)