Naveen said Odisha has taken a step forward on the path of women’s empowerment by providing mobility support to the WSHG members.
Odisha stands out with 43 per cent of startups being led by women entrepreneurs, against the national average of 18 per cent.
A government official said funds worth Rs 1,582.73 crore were utilised for 100 projects under SACI in 2022-23.
The producers’ company has been established with the active participation of around 200 women weavers hailing from four villages.
Earlier on Friday, Pandian visited Pipili, Krushnaprasad, and Brahmagiri blocks and addressed public grievances.
The 5T secretary interacted with Mission Shakti groups in Cuttack and assured them of support from the government for their activities.
The SHG federation leaders and CSS provide crucial services and handholding towards training, financial inclusion, livelihood promotion and market linkage.
Stating that Mission Shakti has played a crucial role in the promotion of education, the chief minister said the government will further strengthen it to achieve women empowerment.