By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, November 18, 2021: Recording an impressive performance, over 1.04 lakh Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) under Mission Shakti in Odisha have generated an income of Rs 296 crore by undertaking business worth Rs 1,198 crore during 2020-21.

Their achievement came to light during a review by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday of 20 departments on their progress in provisioning government business to WSHGs under Mission Shakti.

The state Cabinet had in May 2019 approved a proposal on the provisioning of government services and procurement worth Rs 5,000 crore in five years through Mission Shakti SHGs.

Mission Shakti has achieved impressive progress in providing business worth of Rs.1198 cr to 1,04,712 SHGs generating income of Rs 296 cr during 2020-21 in convergence with different government departments, official sources said.

Patnaik said that Mission Shakti has emerged as an important movement transforming the lives of 70 lakh women organised into over six lakh Self Help Groups across the state.

The creation of a separate department of Mission Shakti in March 2021 has been a historic step towards strengthening the SHG initiatives already undertaken by different departments and agencies and bringing it all under one platform providing greater ocus and synergy, the Chief Minister said.

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