Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched the ‘Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana’.
At least 100 women were handed over the keys of scooters at a special function today.
As many as 15,000 women will receive scooters under the ‘Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana’.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the performance of women involved in the Mission Shakti scheme is not only good but praiseworthy.
Under the Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana, eligible individuals will benefit from full interest subvention on bank loans up to Rs 1 lakh to purchase a scooter of their choice, making the transition to sustainable mobility more affordable and more accessible than ever before.
The scheme aims to provide crucial mobility support to Community Support Staff (CSS) and EC (Executive Committee) members of women SHG by facilitating their access to scooters.
The federation ecosystem, from panchayat to district level has been set in place to support Mission Shakti SHGs at the grassroots.
By providing Mission Shakti Federation Leaders and CSS with affordable access to two-wheelers, the initiative will enhance their ability to carry out their responsibilities effectively, promote efficiency, and expand their outreach within the community.
Mission Shakti Scooter Yojana not only eases the personal mobility of women but also acknowledges the vital role played by Community Support Staff and EC members in driving social change and development for women empowerment across the state.