Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces interest-free loans for women self-help groups

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces interest-free loans for women self-help groups
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces interest-free loans for women self-help groups

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces interest-free loans for women self-help groups


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced interest-free loans of up to Rs.3 lakh for six lakh women self-help groups (WSHGs) benefiting about 70 lakh women in Odisha.


CM Patnaik announced Rs 15000 seed money for new SHGs, Rs 3,000 to purchase smartphones for digital empowerment and a sum of Rs 25 lakh for 338 existing block federations.

Also announced incentives of Rs. 500 per month for anganwadi workers and Rs.200 for helpers.

The ‘Mission Shakti’ programme was launched in 2001 as a project aiming economic empowerment of women through self help groups.

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