MP Cabinet approves setting up of Happiness Department in state

The Madhya Pradesh government announced the country’s first ever “department of happiness”.“It is a historic decision by any Indian state. There will be a department of happiness and not a ministry.

Though the happiness department will initially work with other departments like women and child development, health, and sports, a comprehensive plan will be floated later.

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to head the department as minister. The department will spend Rs 3.80 crore per annum on salaries and other related expenses.
  • The department is expected to work under a working committee headed by a chairman. The committee will evaluate the state’s gross happiness. The officer who will head the Happiness department will get a salary of Rs 1.50 lakh per month.
  • The new Happiness Department will map and define parameters of happiness and efficiency. It will prepare guidelines for coordination between departments in the direction of disseminating happiness in the state,

                It  will also work towards implementation of the concept of happiness, policy making and bringing the implementation process to the mainstream.

  • Chouhan, who has a master’s degree in philosophy, borrowed the idea of the happiness department from Bhutan, known as the happiest country in the world. The Himalayan Kingdom introduced the concept of a Gross Happiness Index in 2010.

Madhya Pradesh:-

Famous National Park and Wild Life Sanctuaries :

  • Madhav National park .
  • Van Vihar National park.
  • Mandla plant Fossils National park .
  • Satpura National park.
  • Bori wild life sanctuary .
  • Ghatigaon wild life sanctuary .
  • Ken gharial wild life sanctuary .

Power Plant:-

  • Vindhyachal super thermal power station .
  • Sansan Ultra Mega power plant.
  • Satpura thermal power plant .

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