Chandigarh, March 20:
After making it to the list of Smart Cities of the country, Karnal has now joined the ranks of cities which are worth living as per the Livability Index. Livability Index is the first-ever such survey being conducted in India.
The Livability Index survey to assess livability standards of 117 cities is being conducted by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry and would conclude on April 14, 2018. The results of the survey would be announced in May. A Mumbai-based agency, IPSOS Research Private Limited, is conducting the survey
Known to be worth living since ancient times due to its historical features, Karnal is among the three cities of Haryana which have been selected for the survey. The others are Faridabad and Gurugram. Faridabad and Karnal have already been tagged as Smart Cities, while Gurugram will be made smart with state funding.
The livability standards would be assessed on the performance of city on a score of 100. Cities would be assessed on 15 core parameters like governance, social infrastructure, education, employment, health and safety and security.
The ‘Livability Index’ will also take into account, among others, physical infrastructure like housing, open spaces, land use, energy and water availability, solid waste management and pollution.