It matters how happy people are in Madhya Pradesh.
A person’s income counts for life satisfaction, but only in a limited way. What matters more is community trust, work-life balance, inner happiness, quality of governance and quality of life.
In August 2016, the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) started a novel ‘happiness department‘ for helping citizens to remain happy.
The institute will prepare a questionnaire for the survey which will be measured on a scale of 1 to 10 or from 1 to 7. The survey will include people’s perceptions on issues related to governance and material things to find out their happiness quotient.
The concept of a Happiness Index came about in 2011 when the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network began publishing yearly reports on the world’s happiness.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is of the opinion that happiness cannot be measured only with the economic growth rate and material possessions – people also need positivity and inner happiness in their lives.
A department of joy: Anand Vibhag
Therefore, Madhya Pradesh government is ready to take on the worries of its citizens and bring cheers to the life of common man.