Bhubaneswar:16/7/21: In a major step towards women empowerment in Odisha, HDFC Bank has funded three ‘Pickle Units’ in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj run by Mission Shakti SHG’s.

In an event held over video conferencing today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appreciated all good work of SHG’s and cheered them for their successful venture of setting up of the pickle unit and appreciated HDFC Bank efforts to support the pickel units.

Sujata Kartikeyan, Commisioner cum Secretary, Mission Shakti Department, encouraged and highlighted good work of all SHG’s.

During the event, Collectors of 3 districts, Vijay Amruta Kulange (Ganjam), Bhumesh Chandra Behera (Dhenkanal) and Vineet Bhardwaj (Mayurbhanj), Municipal Commissioner of Berhampur, PD DRDA of Baripada and Dhenkanal, and senior officials of the three districts and Mission Shakti Department were present.

Cluster Head of HDFC Bank Ansuman Das, Debendranath Jena and Debabrat Nayak handed over the cheques and sanction letter to all Collectors at the event. Deepak Kumar Singh, Senior Vice President and State Head, Odisha HDFC Bank said, “The Bank will facilitate progress through partnering with SHG’s of Mission Shakti in Odisha. Our Bank has always focused on Women Empowerment across all States and Union Territories in India.”


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