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Madhya Pradesh is the first state in India to declare such a department which will amalgamate with other departments to escalate the level of happiness among its citizens. Since, three months Madhya Pradesh CM, Shivraj Singh Chauhan spoke about forming a 'Happiness Department' in the state.
Now, the state cabinet has approved and read on to find out what we know till now.
"It is a first historic decision by any Indian state, There will be a department of Happiness and not the ministry. The state cabinet has okayed its formation today," said Narottam Mishra, a cabinet colleague of Chouhan."
"Other countries like Bhutan, the United States, and United Nations have various other parameters for happiness indices but we are looking at spiritual happiness and happiness through knowledge in accordance with Indian philosophy to bring Happiness among people of the state."
... women and child development department, health department, and sports.
"States cannot have ministry, instead there will be a department or a commissionerate."
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