Mission Shakti in Odisha: To nurture entrepreneurship among women, during the Make in Odisha Conclave 2022, Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik announced a Revolving Fund @ Rs. 1 cr for all District Level Federations, Revolving Fund @ Rs. 50 lakh for all Block Level Federations, Office building with market Complex for all GPLFs and establishment of Micro & Mini Industrial parks in all 30 districts.
To transform SHGs into SMEs, Government of Odisha has further increased the interest subvention benefit on SHG loans from Rs 3 lakh to 5 lakh making it 0% effective annual rate of interest under Mission Shakti Loan – State Interest Subvention Scheme w.e.f. 1st April 2022.
Committed to the above cause, the State Government disbursed interest subvention benefits for the first two quarters of FY 2022-23 worth Rs. 125 crore to more than 2,50,000 SHGs today. Over the next five years, Mission Shakti has provisioned to provide interest subvention benefits amounting to Rs. 1200 cr to SHGs. This was done through the technology platform directly to SHG accounts.
With institutional finance, Mission Shakti SHGs have been able to own and operate women-led enterprises thereby significantly contributing to local economies. Over the last five years, around 4 lakh SHGs have been credit linked with loans amounting to Rs. 17000 crores.
The increase in interest subvention benefit shall certainly boost the credit flow to SHGs, increase the average loan size and reduce the NPA position. Over the next five years, funds amounting to Rs. 50,000 crore are targeted to be disbursed to SHGs across the state.
Gracing the mega event at the State Convention Centre, Loka Seva Bhawan with his august presence, Chief Minister addressed 400 SHG and Federation leaders including thousands of SHGs leaders connected virtually from across 314 Blocks and 30 district, all Controlling heads of banks encouraging them to embark on the transformational journey of SHGs to SMEs.
Today, Chief Minister also virtually inaugurated the District Level Federation building of Jajpur district – the first of its kind. To provide a greater platform to SHG members, a state-of-the-art Mission Shakti Bhawan equipped with a sales outlet, computer training centre, sewing machine training centre and a training cum multipurpose theatre have been provisioned. Chief Minister has approved the construction of District Mission shakti Bhawan in each district at a budgetary allocation of Rs. 1 crore per Bhawan.
Mission Shakti is unlocking doors to innovative opportunities for women and taking up diversified initiatives to steer the women collectives towards achieving economic independence with dignified employment and having a unique identity.