IIT Kharagpur's Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness signed MoU with Rajya Anandam Sansthan (Department of Happiness) under the Government of Madhya Pradesh to collaborate on the development a Happiness index for measuring the well-being of the people of Madhya Pradesh. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur at Bhopal.
This collaborative work would be administered as per the requirement of Government of Madhya Pradesh with IITKGP developing the Index and analyzing data collected by the Goverenment of Madhya Pradesh in order to assess the level of happiness and develop recommendations that can be used to enhance happiness. IIT Kharagpur will also develop an online screening and assessment system in order to screen and identify suitable volunteers from the huge of database of more than 30,000 people who have offered to volunteer. Later, IIT Kh