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Odisha will be the first state to introduce Mission Shakti Odisha for empowering SHGs

Bhubaneswar:8/3/20:On the occasion of Interdenominational WomensDay, CM Naveen Patnaik announced a separate Department of Mission Shakti Odisha for empowering SHGs of the State. Odisha will be the first state in the country to introduce this.

Apart from ensuring socio-economic empowerment for women through Mission Shakti and 50% reservation in PRIs, Odisha Govt has also brought a  Nutrition Budget that lays special emphasis on the nutrition of women and children.

Congratulating 70 lakh members of Mission Shakti on International Women’s Day, the Odisha CM said, “A new era has begun as the women are socio-economically empowered.” Patnaik said the Odisha government has reserved 50 percent seats in Panchayati Raj institutions for women and added their achievement ranging from sports to entrepreneurship has been encouraging.


Odisha Chief Minister said his government has introduced Nutrition Budget to focus on the heath of mother and the child.

The programme was attended by minister Tukuni Sahu, chairperson of State Women’s Commission Minati Behera, Lopamudra Buxipatra, Advisor Sulata Deo, development commissioner, departmental heads and director of Mission Shakti.

During the occasion, the Chief Minister gave away prizes to three ICDS- Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Gajapati. He also presented prizes to successful SHG, Anganwadi worker, SBI, cooperative bank and Odisha Gramya Bank as top bankers.

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