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Sound infrastructure facilities to help India climb up the list of happy countries
'I want India to be a happy country', a dream dreamt by late JRD Tata ( former Chairman of Tata Sons and many other Tata group of Companies). His dream is partially realised because India does find its name in the World Happiness Report, second of its kind, released by a coalition of researchers, supported by United Nations initiative.

The good thing about this report is Global happiness is on the rise - or at least the researchers who prepared the United Nations' second annual World Happiness Report believe it is.  The group of researchers drew upon Gallup World Poll data from the past three years to rank the 156 countries on aspects such as healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices and social support.

The top ten countries listed are as follows :

1. Denmark (top spot)

2. Norway
3. Switzerland
4. Netherlands
5. Sweden
6. Canada
7. Finland
8. Austria
9. Iceland
10. Australia

According to the report, happy people "live longer, are more productive, earn more and are also better citizens".  This, the researchers say, should be reason enough for governments to take notice of this new approach to measuring success.

The report found that 75% of differences in happiness could be linked to just 6 contributing factors: GDP per capita; years of healthy life expectancy; having someone to count on; perception of corruption; prevalence of generosity and perceived freedom to make life choices.

As far as India is concerned, good infrastructure development is the need of the hour.  With the support of good infrastructure, the country will gain immensely in so many ways which would help the country to climb up the happy countries list faster. 

The top twenty countries in the happy list do have best of the instrastructure facilities for the common man. Therefore, efforts should be on for boosting up the country's infrastructure facilities in the future.   


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