Hardeep Singh Puri Launched Guidelines for City Finance Rankings and City Beauty Competition.

The Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri launched draft guidelines for a new ranking system of cities based on finance and beauty. The competition is aimed at identifying and promoting financially happy cities and improving municipal finances.

Cities have until January 15 to submit their comments before the guidelines are finalised and issued by January 30. Applications for the competition will begin thereafter. It is open to over 4,500 urban local bodies.