Bhubaneswar, Nov 17: Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik today reviewed 20 departments on their progress in provisioning government business to Mission Shakti SHGs.
Patnaik appreciated the departments such as F&ARD , Energy, H&UD, Finance, FS&CW for the initiatives taken so far to involve more SHGs and urged other departments to take immediate steps for further engagement and making the activities more remunerative
While reviewing, the CM stated that “Government sees engagement of Mission Shakti groups as a part of its commitment towards economic empowerment of women of Odisha. Let all our Interventions be designed keeping this in mind. Let every service provided by Government be seen from this angle and remuneration paid to the groups be reworked from this prospective”.
Mission Shakti has been a movement transforming lives of 70 lakh women organised into 6 lakh SHGs across Odisha.
The formation of Department of Mission Shakti in March 2021 has been a historic step towards strengthening the SHG initiatives already undertaken by different departments and agencies and bringing it all under one platform providing greater focus and synergy.
The Cabinet in its first meeting on May 29, 2019 approved the proposal on provisioning of government services and procurements worth Rs 5000 cr in 5 years through Mission Shakti SHGs.
Mission Shakti has achieved impressive progress in providing business worth of R 1198 cr to 104712 SHGs generating income of Rs 296 cr during 2020-21 in convergence with different government departments.