Bolangir: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reached out to women SHGs during his visit to Bolangir district.
Thousands of members of women self help groups (SHGs) who have been benefitted under different schemes for their empowerment attended the mega Mission Shakti conclave at Patharchepa ground here.
Under the Mission Shakti, the State Government is providing financial support to women SHGs for women empowerment. The Government is providing Rs 15,000 seed money to each of the SHGs as an early investment to generate enough funds to support collective income generating activities, Rs 3,000 financial assistance for digital empowerment among many others.
There are nearly 70 lakh women members in nearly seven lakh SHGs in the State.
Every SHG is eligible to avail interest free loans up to Rs 3 lakh, Rs 3,000 for digital empowerment and Rs 25 lakh revolving fund assistance.