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Delhi has best living standards in India: survey

Mumbai: Delhi and Mumbai have the best living standards in the country while Orissa’s Rayagada and Kandhamal districts are the worst, a survey said.

According to the survey by the Tata Strategic Management Group, central Delhi ranked first followed by New Delhi and North Delhi districts.

Mumbai and Mumbai suburban were at the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

The worst living standard was in Orissa’s Rayagada and Kandhamal districts, followed by Banka district in Bihar.

Tata Strategic Management Group on Tuesday released the report after analysing the National Sample Survey Organisation household surveys and Census 2001 data to generate the Well Being Index.

Delhi and Mumbai occupied the first five slots in the index measured on eight criteria — education, hygiene, entertainment, communication, healthcare, transportation, home amenities and kitchen facilities.

In home amenities, North and Central Delhi were at pole position followed by South and New Delhi while East Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh and Banka in Bihar were bottom-placed.

Kitchen facilities were found to be the best in East district in Delhi and Dimapur in Nagaland, followed by North and Central districts in Delhi. Sonapur and Nuapada districts in Orissa occupied the bottom positions.

The survey further revealed that education was the best in Sunheboto district in Nagaland and Mahendragarh in Haryana while Rayagada in Orissa and Shrawasti in UP ranked last.

Mumbai suburban and Mumbai were the best in communication while Ukhrul and Tamenglong in Manipur were the worst.

Healthcare facilities were the best in Hoshiarpur in Punjab and Kottayam in Kerala while Koppal in Karnataka and North Mongam in Sikkim were ranked last.

The Tata Strategic report has mapped around 600 districts pan-India.

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