With the Panchayat polls not far away, the Odisha authorities, led by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik, tasked a number of departments to supply enough work orders to Ladies Self Assist Teams (WSHGs) and reprimanded these departments which have lagged behind.
A gathering was held by the Chief Minister’s Workplace earlier on August 12, 2021 to evaluate the progress on provisioning companies and procurement of products via Mission Shakti SHGs by completely different Departments.
As per experiences, as many as 19 authorities departments have been tasked for capability constructing of the SHGs below Mission Shakti division. And, the departments reprimanded for lagging behind embrace the SC & ST Growth, Handlooms Textile & Handicrafts, Forest & Surroundings Departments. The Panchayatiraj Division has additionally been cautioned to enhance its efficiency in awarding work orders to the SHGs.
The federal government directed the Meals Provide Division to incorporate SHGs of all of the districts for paddy procurement and distribution of PDS ration via SGHs. The departments have been directed to interact an increasing number of SHGs in fish farming, mushroom farming, uniform provide, and electrical energy invoice assortment.
Mission Shakti Minister, Tukuni Sahu mentioned, “Ladies usually are not confined to creating pickles, dumplings and papads. Quite they’re spreading their wings to farming and subject jobs. The main target of our division lies solely on their growth.”
Appearing on the order, The Housing and City Growth Division deliberate for a structured capability constructing of the Mission Shakti SHGs by making a pool of trainers and mentors.
The division signed an MoU with the City Administration Centre, Ahmedabad, a globally recognised not-for-profit organisation with experience in skilled city administration.
Whereas the State is prioritizing systematic investments for the event of Mission Shakti (SHGs) to handle poverty and vulnerability of marginalized part of the society, Opposition events cried foul terming it as an eyewash and a bait for the upcoming Panchayat polls to draw the girl voters.
President of BJP Mahila Morcha, Smruti Pattnaik mentioned, ” these work orders won’t ever profit the ladies. The contractors will skim all of the cream from the highest and the ladies shall be left with a mere fee.”
She went on so as to add, “It’s a ploy to woe girl voters in the direction of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) within the upcoming Panchayat polls. Ladies have been utilized by the BJD as a commodity,” alleged Pattnaik.
Equally, Congress chief Mamata Kundu mentioned, ” Ladies needs to be given entry to market and uncooked supplies too. Solely a small fund for enterprise setup is extra of a bait to win over their belief for the subsequent polls.”
It’s pertinent to say right here that as per the choice taken within the first Cupboard, authorities enterprise price Rs 5,000 cr shall be provisioned via SHGs over a interval of 5 years.