GNH, Health and Economic Status of Bhutan
Selvaraj M., Lalitha Ramachandran.
Time Use and Balance
Happiness is defined as the degree to which the people in a country enjoy the life, as
they like to live without harming anyone in the society. Happiness is the ultimate
objective of human being at the individual level, but GNH is the national goal in Bhutan.
There are numerous factors that bring happiness in human’s life which differ from person
to person. For instance, in some individuals’ point of view they may feel that money
brings happiness and some other individuals’ point of view it may not. Culture,
celebration, festivals, economic status, education, environment, health and people desire
are playing an important role in human’s happiness at different stages. The attainment of
Gross National Happiness is not an easy task as we all think. It cannot be measured if
individual needs and concerns of the people do not paramount to make a macro level of
social and national development. A high level coordination is needed between
government and people at all level to synchronize the basic goals of GNH as a national
If a country can be described by high sophistication of life style, high-tech at all
level, development in the industrial sector, good enough resource accessibility, and
material well-being across the state, will pursue the problems of unstable politics, not
harmonized peaceful environment and society, weak health status and moreover threats
from the terrorism either at the domestic level or from outside. As a result of these
Problems, ultimately the economic status of the country would shake. However, on the
contrary, the kingdom of Bhutan is described to be very limited in all the above-
mentioned elements. Consequently, Bhutan has gained the reputation of being a peaceful
country around the world and where there is no much treats from the terrorism, economic
disparity, sophisticated life style and material well - being are virtually absent. In this
case, Bhutan is more fortunate than other neighboring countries in the South Asian
region. This paper is the overview of the Gross National Happiness, Health and
Economics status of the country.
The countries economic status is been measured into many ways like GNP, GDP, Per
capita income, personal income, X-M and so on. No country around the globe would
have the objective
To make harmful actions against its environment and culture.
Not to obtain the self-sufficiency in the productive and non-productive sectors.
To promote the terrorism and violence in the society.
To have intentionally a bad government to the country and to the people.