An "ease of living index" released by the Urban Development Ministry aims to measure the well-being of citizens in 111 cities. 49 indicators of quality of life, economic-ability and sustainability under 13 categories were measured. The aim of the index is to accelerate India's urban development and guide evidence-based policymaking. It also works to promote healthy competition among cities. The city that ranked the best with a population of over one million is Bengaluru.