India on Friday was ranked 136th in the World Happiness Index. Taking a dig at the Modi government for this, Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi mentioned India’s performances in different indexes and said that the country might soon rank highest in the hate and anger charts.
“Hunger Rank: 101, Freedom Rank: 119, Happiness Rank: 136. But, we may soon top the Hate and Anger charts!” – tweeted Rahul Gandhi with a photo of the rankings of a few countries including India.
India, in the current year’s report, has been ranked three spots better than in the year 2021. For the fifth consecutive time, Finland is ranked as the happiest country in the report. Also, Pakistan performed better than India on the Index and stands at the 121st position.
The report stated Afghanistan to be the unhappiest country followed by Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Botswana, respectively in the bottom five category. The top five spots in the report were reserved by Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
World’s Happiness Report is an annual report issued by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It takes into account various factors like GDP, life expectancy, individual well-being, generosity, etc of a country and marks it on a scale of 0-10. Followed by this score, a total of 146 countries are given rankings in the report. Before 2022, the report used to comprise a total of 150 countries rather than 146 at present.