Pune tops in Urban Governance,...

NEW DELHI: Pune tops in the fifth edition of the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) whereas Delhi came sixth. The Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS), 2017, which was released on March 14, ranked 23 cities across India on terms of governance on the basis of four indicators: urban planning, resources, political representation, and transparency and participation.

22 cities scored below 5 out of 10, Pune topped with score 5.1 followed by Kolkata (4.6), Thiruvananthapuram(4.6), Bhubaneswar(4.6) and Surat(4.5). Delhi scored 4.4 whereas Mumbai scored 4.2.

According to the survey, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patna, Bengaluru and Chennai scored between 3 and 3.3 on the same scale.Thiruvananthapuram had topped the previous two editions. The survey reveals that because of several flagship Urban missions -– Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat, AMRUT and Housing for All – the scores had jumped from 3.4 to merely 3.9.

Thiruvananthapuram dropped two ranks to be placed third while Surat jumped 12 notches to clinch the fifth spot. Survey was done by Janaagraha Center for Citizenship and Democracy and used same methodology which is used in international cities. New York and London score 8.8, while Johannesburg from a developing country scores 7.6 on a similar scale.

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