• Smt. Sujata R Karthikeyan, IAS Smt. Sujata R Karthikeyan, IAS
    Commissioner cum Secretary,
    Mission Shakti

About Mission Shakti

Empowerment of women is one of the key development initiatives identified by the Government of Odisha. It is well-known that economic empowerment of women significantly contributes to their social empowerment. As such helping women to achieve economic independence by enabling them to have independent employment and income has been accorded the highest priority. Therefore, promotion of Women’s Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) under the aegis of 'Mission Shakti' programme was adopted in 2001 as a key strategy for achieving women’s empowerment.

“Mission Shakti” is the self-help mission for empowering women through promotion of Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) to take up various socio-economic activities which was launched in the state on...

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