The Vellore City Municipal Corporation has launched a survey inviting inputs from the city residents on ‘ease of living perception’, an important part of the Ease of Living Index Assessment that helps in capturing perception of citizens with respect to the quality of life in their cities.
The month-long survey, launched on February 1, seeks to have a holistic view of Indian cities – beginning from the services provided by local bodies, the effectiveness of the administration, the outcomes generated through these services in terms of the liveability within cities and the citizens’ perception of these outcomes.
It will facilitate the assessment of ease of living of citizens across three pillars: Quality of Life, Economic Ability and Sustainability which are further divided into 14 categories across 50 indicators, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The survey includes questions like what efforts have been made by the city to improve livability, sustainability and economic development in the last three years under parameters like transportation condition in the city, water availability in the city and reduction in water wastage/NRW, etc.
The Vellore civic body was recently given the national award under ‘smart city mission for water and sanitation’ category for setting up and successful implementation of micro compost centres.
The corporation is operating 57 micro composting centres to segregate biodegradable wastes and manufacturing vermicompost.