In a major step in direction of empowering women-folk in villages, the Odisha authorities introduced to handover all unused authorities properties in panchayats to girls self-help teams (SHGs) federated beneath Mission Shakti programme.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed district collectors to finish the method of handing over of properties inside subsequent two months. “There are various authorities properties together with authorities constructing, procuring advanced and group ponds mendacity unutilised in panchayats, blocks and districts. If the properties are given to girls, they’ll use it for social and financial upliftment of the realm,” mentioned Mr. Patnaik.
“It could profit normal public in addition to girls teams would generate revenue,” he remarked, including, “The empowerment of girls has at all times been precedence of my authorities. Mission Shakti has grow to be instrumental of change. This step would assist the silent revolution of girls within the State.”
Mr. Patnaik’s authorities has carved out a separate division for Mission Shakti, which is anticipated to provide energy to 70 lakh girls related to self-help teams beneath the programme.
In response to the federal government, Mission Shakti was launched within the yr 2001 with the target of organising girls into SHGs for holistic empowerment and focused livelihood actions. At the moment, there are six lakh SHGs in Odisha beneath Mission Shakti having 70 lakh members.
Final yr, the State authorities had roped in girls for offering cooked meals to migrant labourers who have been accommodated in COVID-19 care centres following the pandemic.