Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana for the members of Women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the state.
The scheme facilitates complete interest-free bank loans of up to Rs 1 lakh to eligible women to purchase scooters of their choice.
On the day of the launch of the scheme 15,000 Mission Shakti women received their scooters.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said, “Today marks a pivotal moment in the journey of empowerment of women. We have taken a significant stride towards supporting our mothers as they receive their Mission Shakti scooters. The State Government is providing a generous interest subvention of Rs 528 crore. Over 2 lakh Mission Shakti mothers and grassroots staff will benefit from this program, with more than 15,000 already receiving their scooters today.”