Patnaik announces Covid aid of Rs 453 cr to SHG women as part of the Shakti mission

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the Rs 453.50 crore COVID assistance program for self-help groups under the Shakti mission.

According to the announcement, Rs 169 crore will be given to 338 Mission Shakti federations at block level for the construction of their own Mission Shakti Bhavan, a revolving fund of Rs 84.50 crore for business development and 200 crore will be provided for the interest subsidy. on bank loans to Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under the State Shakti Mission.

“Today is a historic day and the Shakti Bhavan Mission, which will be built at block level for self-help groups, will be used for training, opening of manufactured product outlets and discussing their own programs. “, did he declare.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said: “The Shakti Mission is a huge institution of 70 lakh women and Odisha’s development force.”

Expressing confidence in their abilities, the Chief Minister said: “Go ahead, I am with you”.

The Chief Minister also said that Women have raised the reputation of the Mission Shakti movement by doing a lot of good things, starting with running temporary health centers during the COVID period, making masks, raising awareness among the population. . “I have always said that if women are empowered, the family and society will be empowered and the nation will be strong. The course of history will also change. The Block Level Federation adds that the state government provides interest-free loans to the women of Mission Shakti. “Last year the state government paid Rs 125 crore in interest repayment, but this year it has risen to Rs 200 crore.” According to Sujata R Karthikeyan, Commissioner Mission Shakti, over the past two years goods and services worth Rs 2,800 crore have been purchased from various aid groups in Mission Shakti, she said the goal is to provide bank loans of Rs 6,000 crore to Shakti Mission Women have been set for the year 2021-22.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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