The study covered 13,000 people across 34 major cities of the country during October-November 2020
Pune has emerged the happiest city in Maharashtra in the India Cities Happiness Report 2020 compiled by Rajesh K Pillania, a professor of strategic management at Management Development Institute, Gurugram. The city ranked 12th across India and has been classified a ‘new metro’. The study covered 13,000 people across 34 major cities of the country during October-November 2020.
Insights on factors to determine happiness were gathered from global thought leaders such as John F Hellwell, co-editor, the World Happiness Report, Richard Florida, leading urbanist, Padma Bhushan awardee MB Athreya, known as the founder of the Indian management movement, Jamie Lerner, world renowned architect and urban planner, among others.
As happiness is a subjective concept, six components were identified-- work and related issues such as earning and growth, relationships, including family and friends, health, including physical and mental, philanthropy, including social concerns, religious or/and spiritual orientation, and the impact of Covid-19 on happiness -- in the regression analysis across 36 states and Union territories to determine the results.