Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana, a scheme aimed at providing interest subvention on bank loans up to INR 1,00,000 to beneficiaries, enabling them to purchase a scooter.
Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana: Empowering Mission Shakti Federation Leaders and Community Support Staff
This initiative grants affordable access to two-wheelers for Mission Shakti Federation Leaders and CSS (Community Support Staff). It will empower them to fulfill their responsibilities more efficiently, thus increasing their effectiveness and extending their outreach within the community.
This scheme is expected to benefit roughly 75,000 community support staff members of SHGs (Self Help Groups) and approximately 1,25,000 federation leaders associated with SHGs.
Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana: Enhancing Accessibility and Recognizing Social Impact
Over the next five years, the state government has allocated a budgetary provision of INR 528.55 crore for the implementation of the Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana, ensuring its extensive reach.This initiative seeks to empower a larger number of Community Support Staff and EC (Executive Committee) members across the State.
Apart from providing enhanced personal mobility to women, the scheme acknowledges and appreciates the pivotal role fulfilled by Community Support Staff and EC members in fostering social transformation and promoting women’s empowerment throughout the state.
Mission Shakti: Empowering Women in Odisha
On the 8th of March, 2001, the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, initiated Mission Shakti—a state-sponsored program aimed at empowering women in Odisha through the Self Help Group approach. The program emphasizes the critical role of SHGs and their federations in delivering social security and driving social action in areas such as health, nutrition, sanitation, gender, and more. Through this model, Mission Shakti aims to elevate women by providing them with a platform to attain economic independence and foster collective growth.
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