After the city of Indore was crowned as the cleanest city of India for the fourth time in a row during the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020, now India’s first Happiness Report for the year 2020 has been released, measuring happiness across all states and union territories.
As per a report in The Tribune, Mizoram, Punjab, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands are the top three places respectively in the final happiness rankings. On the other hand, Haryana, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh are the bottom three.
Other states that made it big on the list are Gujarat, Telangana, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. The top three happiest UTs named by the research are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep.
Check out the full official list below:-
In terms of the impact of COVID-19 on happiness, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Haryana have shown the worst ranks. The bottom 10 include Tripura, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Puducherry, Goa, Ladakh, Haryana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh.
The nationwide study has been carried out from March to July 2020 taking into account 16,950 people, and tracking the impact of COVID-19 on them. The results indicate how marital status, age, literacy, and income level are all overall positively related to happiness.
The study has been conducted by Professor Rajesh K. Pillania, who is a leading management strategy expert in the country. He clarifies, “Happiness is a subjective concept and the differences in rankings are due to differences in the components of happiness across states and UTs.”
Explaining the process involved, he explains, “This study used six components to measure happiness — work and work-related issues like earnings and growth; relationships, including family and friends, health, including physical and mental, philanthropy, spiritual orientation, and the impact of Covid-19 on happiness. All these components are found to be significant in the regression analysis and explain the differences in happiness scores.”
Now that I know where I’ll find the happiest lot, I guess it’s time for me to move to fix my Monday blues. What do you think? Tell us!
You can check out the complete Happiness Report 2020 here.