A first ever survey on India Happiness report has been released. As per the report Mizoram has been ranked as the happiest state followed by Andaman and Nicobar Island. Punjab and Gujarat also made it to the top 10 happiest states in India, while Chattishgarh, Odisha and Uttarakhand are ranked at the bottom.
The survey was conducted by Prof Rajesh K Pillania who is one of the leading management strategy experts in India.
COVID-19 had worst possible impacts on happiness: Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana have shown the worst possible impact of COVID-19 on happiness; Puducherry and Jammu & Kashmir were neutral while Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep have shown the best possible impact of COVID-19 on happiness.
The 10 states that scored poorly are Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Goa, Meghalaya, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh with 27 to 36 ranks respectively.
The results of this study suggest that marital status, age group, education and earnings have a positive correlation with happiness. Married people are happier than unmarried people. The study also showed that what effects did COVID-19 have on people’s happiness?
Harvard Business School assistant Prof Dr. Ashley Williams explains that people who give more importance to time than money are happier. COVID-19 has had the greatest impact on the happiness of people of Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana.
Renowned Institute of Stanford science director Dr. Imma Seppala, in concluding remark, said that kind and patient people are the happiest and prosperous.
It is for the first time in the country that all the states and Union Territories were included in the Happiness Survey