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  • Pune best governed, Bengaluru worst, Delhi improves: Study

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) Pune is the best city when it comes to local governance and Bengaluru the worst, says a new study conducted across India

Delhi, which ranked sixth among 23 Indian cities surveyed, improved its position this year, with a score of 4.4 out of 10 in the annual city governance rankings

Pune (5.1) ranked first, followed by Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhubaneswar and Surat, said the Annual Survey of India's City-System (ASICS) undertaken for 2017 by non-profit organisation Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (JCCD)

The study evaluated the quality of governance by analysing the functioning of urban local bodies in 23 major cities across 20 states

The cities scored between 3.0 and 5.1 on a scale of 10

The survey looked at governance in other countries to explain where Indian metros stand when compared with some mega cities elsewhere. Johannesburg in South Africa, London in the UK and New York in the US scored 7.6, 8.8 and 8.8 respectively

The higher the ranking, better are the chances of cities delivering quality infrastructure and services in the long term, the report said

The bottom five cities on the list were Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Patna and Chennai , with scores ranging between 3 and 3.3 out of 10

"Indian cities are in a precarious situation. There is a marginal improvement, but the rate is slow compared to the rate at which problems in the cities are growing," JCCD CEO Srikanth Viswanathan said while releasing the fifth edition of the survey here

The report is based on a study of urban bodies and an analysis of laws, policies and RTI replies

"We are slow in responding to challenges.

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