Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) are assessments of the Indian government. This will help the government to know the quality of life of citizens living in different cities across the country.

Recently when I visited the 19th Book Fair and Horticulture (Surat Flower Show 2020) event in Surat. This is where I came to know about the survey.

A book fair is a routine event organized by Surat Municipal Corporation every year. I visit the book fair every year and since Surat101 speaks about Surat city it was deemed necessary to pay a visit this year too.

Ease of Living Index (EoLI) Overview

While visiting the book fair I came across the SmartCity doom.

The information was displayed decently. However, I didn’t know about many activities that SMC is conducting in the city premises. I bet many of us don’t know.

Meanwhile, an officer (Kaushal Rana) from the SMC staff attended me and gave me the required details. And it is about the survey of ease of living index for Surat city. In short, the government wants to know our opinion about our city.

Let’s hear it from the official portal of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Note: The below information is available on the official site of MoHUA. We haven’t edited any of the texts, figures, and stats. Kindly visit the website for filling out the survey form.

Ease of Living Index in Simple Terms

As part of the Ease of Living Index Assessment, a Citizen Perception Survey is being conducted on behalf of the Ministry. This is a very important component of the assessment exercise. As it will help indirectly capture the perception of citizens. In terms of their quality of life in their cities.

This survey is available both online and offline. It will commence from the 16th of January 2020 and will continue until the end of February 2020.

On behalf of MoHUA, we would like to express our appreciation to you for taking time off from your daily routine and sharing with us your valuable feedback through this survey.

Ease of Living Index & Urbanization

Urban India is experiencing a rapid and dramatic transformation. This rapid urbanization offers an incredible window for transformation & growth, but it also brings with it challenges such as stress on civic infrastructure, overcrowding, and ghettoization, deteriorating air and water quality, inequality and unemployment, waste management, etc.

Indian Government Initiatives

In order to tackle these challenges, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the Government of India has launched several initiatives. Such as the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, PMAY, DAY-NULM, HRIDAY, and Urban Transport.

These missions collectively seek to improve the quality of life for India’s urban citizens through improving urban governance, city planning, and availability and quality of urban infrastructure.

To help assess the progress made in cities through these various initiatives and empower them to use evidence to plan, implement & monitor their performance, the Ministry has launched two Assessment Frameworks, viz.

Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019

Both these indices will assess the quality of life of citizens in 100 Smart Cities and 14 other Million Plus Cities. Urban India is experiencing a rapid and dramatic transformation. Out of the total population of 1210 million in 2011, about 380 million persons live in urban areas, and this is going to increase to 600 million by 2030.

A Sincere Request

Surat101 sincerely requests the citizens of Surat city to take part in the assessment exercise. It is hardly a 2-minute task. Your vote can help our city rank high in the EoLI index.

Caste your vote here – https://eol2019.org/CitizenFeedback%2c

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