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Melbourne most liveable city, Mumbai among the worst


In the survey of 140 cities around the globe, Australia’s the second-largest city Melbourne has been rated the best city to live in, while Mumbai is placed among the worst.

Melbourne secured the top slot with a score of 97.5 per cent, followed by Austrian capital Vienna (97.4 per cent), and Vancouver in Canada (97.3 per cent) which was rated the best last year.

Three other Australian cities in the top 10 included the country’s capital Sydney, which ranked sixth best, while Perth and Adelaide bagged a joint eighth slot, the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Survey revealed.

Canada’s Toronto secured the fourth position while Finland’s capital Helsinki bagged the seventh place; Paris came 16th and Tokyo 18th; Hong Kong was ranked at 31st, while San Francisco and Singapore at 51st, pipping London at 53rd and New York at 56th.

In the Asian region, the giant Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai came in at 72nd and 79th positions respectively, while India’s financial capital Mumbai languished at 116th, just above Jakarta in Indonesia at 119th.

In the MiddleEast, the Libyan capital Tripoli, which has fallen under the control of rebel fighters in recent days, dived to 135th. Other worst places to live were Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh’s Dhaka and Zimbabwe’s Harare.

According to the EIU, every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories — stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.

Each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable.

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Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

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