The Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana has been given approval by the Odisha cabinet in order to assist Community Support Staff (CSS) and Executive Committee (EC) members of SHG federations with essential mobility support.
The Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana, a programme designed to give participants interest subvention on bank loans up to INR 1,00,000 so they can buy a scooter, was approved by the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik.
Through this project, Mission Shakti Federation Leaders and CSS (Community Support Staff) would have cheap access to two-wheelers. It will enable them to carry out their duties more effectively, boosting their efficacy and broadening their community outreach.
This programme is anticipated to help about 75,000 SHG (Self Help Groups) community support staff members and about 1,25,000 SHG federation leaders.
The Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana will be widely implemented thanks to the state government’s budgeted provision of INR 528.55 crore during the following five years.Through this programme, more Community Support Staff and EC (Executive Committee) members will be given more influence throughout the State.
Along with enhancing women’s personal mobility, the programme recognises and values the crucial role that Community Support Staff and EC members play in encouraging social change and advancing women’s empowerment across the state.
Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, launched Mission Shakti on March 8th, 2001. This state-sponsored programme uses the Self Help Group method to empower women in Odisha.
In order to provide social security and promote social change in a variety of sectors, including health, nutrition, sanitation, gender, and others, the programme places a strong emphasis on the vital role that SHGs and their federations play. Mission Shakti uses this strategy to uplift women by giving them a platform to achieve economic independence and promote group development.