Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to announce Happiness department that will coordinate among other departments and craft polices in a way to increase the level of citizens’ happiness.

MP cabinet cleared the proposal for creating such a department on Friday. The idea to create the Happiness Department was first floated by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan before three months . At that moment the CM had said that material progress alone is not sufficient to make people happy.

The cabinet also has allocated Rs 3.80 crores to set up Anand Vibhag that will carry out experiment and research. There will be a proper team that would conduct research to scale the gross happiness of the citizens of the state.