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India can learn from Bhutan's happiness in electricity for all

By Dr Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan and Dr Baldev Raj

Bhutan measures its progress in terms of Gross National Happiness (GNH). This unique endeavour has been acknowledged by the United Nations in its 2011 resolution as a fundamental human goal. The GNH follows a holistic approach considering material, social, and emotional needs of people. It emphasises on good governance, equitable development, and environment conservation.

Happiness in electricity

The cornerstone of Bhutan's GNH philosophy is its 'universal electricity access'.