CM Announces 0% Interest on Loan for Women SHGs

Puri: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on his visit to Puri for attending a mega convention of Mission Shakti groups said in his short speech that the women self help groups(SHGs) will get loans at zero per cent interest.

He also inaugurated several welfare schemes for the women SHGs including financial assistance of Rs 15,000 seed money, Rs 3,000 for smart phones and Rs 25 lakh for 338 block-level federations.

More than 60,000 members from 29,000 women SHGs from various places across the State attended the programme.

The opposition party has mocked at the Government by saying that, this is strategy being followed to gain votes for the upcoming general elections.



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