Madhya Pradesh to get ministry of happiness, announces CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Bhopal, Apr 1: Madhya Pradesh is set to become first state in India to have a ministry of happiness to track the growth of the state.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced to create ministry of happiness while addressing a state BJP convention.

MP to get ministry of happiness

"We will make a 'happiness ministry' to track our growth," said Shivraj Singh, reported the Times of India.

"The state will be made responsible for happiness and tolerance of its citizens and will rope in psychologists to counsel people how to be always happy," said the chief minister.

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