Bhubaneswar: Department of Mission Shakti has signed five Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with leading corporate houses and institutions like Directorate of Horticulture, Indian School of Business (ISB), Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC), Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC) and Flipkart.
The department will be having forthcoming partnership with WorldFish on dry fish management, IRRI on rice based value added products and ICRISAT for value addition to ground nuts.
Signing of MoUs coincided with a plenary session on ‘Building Economic Independence for Women Empowerment’ followed by two sectoral sessions titled ‘Realising Women SHGs as an Enterprise Model’ and ‘Unlocking Investments for Business of SHGs’.
The plenary session, which encapsulated future strategies of Department of Mission Shakti in providing platforms to entrepreneurial skills of Odisha women to take wings, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
A video on Mission Shakti, the Coffee Table Book profiling Odisha’s SHG movement titled ‘Mission Shakti – Scaling Up’ and Mission Shakti Annual Activity Report 2021-22, were released. The CM guided the SHGs, investors and officials for transformation of Mission Shakti SHGs to SMEs (Small & Micro Enterprises).
The CM felicitated 3 best SHG Entrepreneurs and 3 best Bankers for credit linkage support to the SHGs.