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Pune has topped the chart in the 5th edition of Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) .
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Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems
ASICS does not measure quality of infrastructure and services such as roads and traffic, garbage, water, housing, sanitation and air pollution, but instead measures the preparedness of cities to deliver high quality infrastructure and services in the long-term by evaluating “city—systems” of spatial planning and design standards, municipal finance, municipal staffing, political leadership at the city level and transparency and citizen participation.
The Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 evaluates the quality of governance in cities, covering 23 major cities in India across 20 states based on 89 questions.
The 5th edition of Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 reveals improvement in City-Systems but at a very slow pace
Indian cities scored between 3.0 and 5.1 on 10, with Pune topping the charts for the first time. Other cities that came in the top five include Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhubaneswar and Surat, with scores in the range of 4.6 to 4.5.
Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patna and Chennai constituted the bottom five cities with scores in the range of 3.0 to 3.3 on 10.