Odisha Cabinet approves Creation of Mission Shakti Department

Creation of Mission Shakti Department

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TNI Bureau:  In a historic move, Odisha Cabinet, chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday approved 16 proposals including creation of a separate Mission Shakti Department for women self-help groups (SHGs) for empowerment of women.

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Odisha is the 2nd State after West Bengal to have a separate department for women SHGs to promote self employment. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced the formation of a separate Mission Shakti Department a year ago.

The Cabinet also approved 15 other major proposals including a proposal for establishment of satellite centre of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar at 25 acres of land in Remuna tehsil in Balasore district.

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