Hyderabad 3rd most livable city in India
Hyderabad 3rd most livable city in India, According to a study by Delhi-based think tank, Institute for Competitiveness, Hyderabad has been ranked third as the most livable cities in India.
According to a study by Delhi-based think tank, Institute for Competitiveness, Hyderabad has been ranked third as the most liveable cities in India.
As per the list Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad have emerged as the top three liveable cities in India for the year 2013.
The capital and largest city of Andhra Pradesh slipped one position from its last year’s rank.
The Institute for Competitiveness releases this list every year based on the "Liveability Index". According to the "Liveability Index", a city is livable when it directly offers favorable living environment to its citizens and indirectly benefits as well as attracts the visitors.
The index studies the urban as well as rural factors that define the living potential of cities across the country. It portrays the true reflection of Indian cities in terms of their living conditions.
The final ranking in the list is based on individual scores in 8 sectors, which are demographic, education, health and medical standards, safety, housing option, socio-cultural-natural environment, economic environment, and planned environment.
The report states that Hyderabad needs to improve its housing and socio-cultural environment — a reference to the Telangana tangle — to attract more people.
On the housing front, Hyderabad was ranked 40th among 50 cities for “urban household crowding” .
Also known as the "City of Pearls", the city has been ranked 38th for “housing cost and availability”, which has taken the sheen off the city to a certain extent.
According to the list, Hyderabad ranks 43rd for cultural environment and 27th in supporting infrastructure like drinking water and electricity.
Recently more than 500 CCTV cameras were installed across various places in Hyderabad under the "Safe City project".
As of 2013, Hyderabad contributes 15% of India's and 98% of Adhra Pradesh's exports in IT and ITES sectors.
The city is home to more than 1300 IT and ITES firms, including global conglomerates such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yahoo!, Dell, Facebook, and major Indian firms including Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Genpact and Wipro.
In 2009, the World Bank Group ranked Hyderabad as the second best Indian city for doing business.
Hyderabad boasts of a rich cultural heritage. Being ruled by the Mughals and Nizams, lend the city its uniqueness. It is noted for its many monuments, temples, churches, masjids, and bazaars.
The mixing of religions has also resulted in many festivals being celebrated in Hyderabad such as the Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Bonalu of Hindu tradition and the important Muslim holidays of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.