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Mission Shakti Women Brigade Will Work For Paddy Procurement: Odisha CM

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16 February 2019


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Kalahandi: After dedicating the Rs 768.46 crore worth Ret Medium Irrigation Project to the people of this district and also inaugurating as well as laying foundation stones for a slew of developmental projects worth about Rs 1346 crore, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed financial assistance to the women SHGs under the ongoing Mission Shakti programme in the State.

Gracing the Mission Shakti mega convention at Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters town of Kalahandi, the Chief Minister in his speech announced that the Mission Shakti women brigade will also work for paddy procurement made by the State Government.

The Chief Minister on the occasion distributed Rs 15,000 Seed Money to each of the 11,122 Self Help Groups (SHGs), Rs 25 lakh financial assistance to each of the SHG Mahasanghs of 14 blocks and Rs 3,000 digital empowerment assistance to each of the 9836 women SHGs.

As per the CMO sources, a total sum of Rs 23 crore financial assistance was given away on the day to the women SHGs and Mahasanghs of 14 blocks in Kalahandi district.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha