The first All India Happiness Report which too into consideration all the states and UT’s of the country has been published. The Report however suggested that Mizoram have topped the Happiness Index list.Apart from it, Punjab, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands are the top three in the list of states/union territories.

The report have contributed to people’s happiness, the impact of COVID-19 on happiness, and insights from thought leaders.Professor Rajesh K Pillania compiled the report based on a nationwide survey covering 16,950 people between March and July of 2020. The results of the survey that show marital status, age group, education, and income level are overall positively related to happiness and married people are happier than unmarried people.

Overall all the Northeast Indian States have fared well in the survey and Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh — all from the Northeast are the top three states in happiness rankings. Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Haryana have shown the worst possible impact of COVID-19 on happiness, whereas Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir are neutral.

Inputs: Sentinel Assam

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