One of India’s Poorest States Just Created a Happiness Ministry

  • Madhya Pradesh to budget $567,000 for the new department
  • Improving life in poorer states crucial for Modi to keep power

Women and children clean and draw water from a pipe in the village of Shyampura in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh.

Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

A central Indian state that ranks among the nation’s least developed will set aside 38 million rupees ($567,000) to study how to make its people happy.

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