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Odisha launches 'Mission Shakti'

Odisha launches 'Mission Shakti' 

The Odisha govt has cleared a proposal for a separate Mission Shakti department.

Separate Mission Shakti department will work for around 70 lakh rural women associated with nearly six lakh women self-help groups (SHGs) created under the Mission Shakti movement.

The announcement is seen as part of Women’s day celebrations.

Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for the SHGs. Odisha’s chief minister said “It will be dedicated to all the women of Odisha”.

Mission Shakti is one of the successful programmes of the Naveen Patnaik government since 2001.

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