What is the Urban Governance Index?

Urban governance Index is a measure of the extent of structural empowerment of the city governments, as enabled by the State Government. It is a mapping that stretches across states, on indicative themes of democratic empowerment and accountability pertaining to urban governance.

Objective of preparing the Urban Governance Index

The Urban Governance Index will help in mapping and monitoring the implementation of the urban governance reforms which looks at Democratic Empowerment and Accountability in urban governance across states in the country.

Why should you use the Urban Governance Index dashboard?

The Urban Governance Index (UGI) dashboard is an initiative to create an interactive and user-friendly online access to the data behind UGI. The idea is to democratise the usage of the index, wherein the user can input their own weightages into the UGI framework, and find out the respective results i.e., score and rank of the states. The user will also be able to compare the original score and rank, with the user’s changed score and rank for each state.

UGI Framework

The Urban Governance Index framework consists of four themes, 13 subthemes and 42 indicators.

List of States and Cities covered in the Urban Governance Index

SI.No. State Cities
1 Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
3 Assam Guwahati
4 Bihar Patna
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur
6 Delhi South Delhi Municipal Corporation
7 Goa Panaji
8 Gujarat Ahmedabad
9 Haryana Gurugram
10 Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala
11 Jharkhand Ranchi
12 Karnataka Mangaluru
13 Kerala Kochi
14 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
15 Maharashtra Mumbai
16 Manipur Imphal
17 Meghalaya Shillong
18 Mizoram Aizawl
19 Nagaland Kohima
20 Odisha Bhubaneswar
21 Punjab Amritsar
22 Rajasthan Udaipur
23 Sikkim Gangtok
24 Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
25 Telangana Warangal
26 Tripura Agartala
27 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
28 Uttarakhand Dehradun
29 West Bengal Kolkata