UP Govt unveils postal stamps, envelopes based on identified ODOP products of all 75 district

Mission Shakti will become a model for the entire country: Yogi

Lucknow: Carrying forward its commitment for womens safety and empowerment, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a dedicated website and a mobile app for convenience of the women entrepreneurss on Wednesday.

Taking a big step towards developing women entrepreneurs, the CM launched a special training programme to connect 75,000 women of 75 districts with entrepreneurship skills.

Under the ongoing Vikas Utsav programme, a helpline number- 1800-212-6844 - for women entrepreneurs, website- https://msmemissionshakti.in/ and a mobile app was launched which will provide every small piece of information regarding entrepreneurship.

Addressing the programme of the Department of Micro and Small Enterprises, CM Yogi said, “Security, respect and self-reliance are intertwined  and in a safe and secured environment one can lead life with dignity.

He also unveiled postal stamps and covers based on identified ODOP products in 75 districts. The Chief Minister said that using these envelopes in official correspondence would be a great way to brand the products of women entrepreneurs.

“Like One District One Product of the state, Mission Shakti Campaign will also emerge as a model in the country,” said CM Yogi. 

Today, every police station has a womens help desk, and womens power booths are working in the villages. Not only this, even after being the largest civil police force in the country, the number of women in the UP Police was negligible till 2017. 

The CM said that in view of the safety and security if women the  government made it mandatory to recruit 20 percent of women in the police department and as a result, 30,000 women constables were deployed today. In the third phase of Mission Shakti, more than 20,000 women constables were given field responsibilities.

To promote women the three-day ‘Skill Capacity Development’ training campaign is being carried forward by the MSME department in all 75 districts of the state, informed the CM. 

Providing toolkits to the trainees, the CM said that after the training, the women would also be provided loans on easy instalments from banks for setting up enterprises, so that their financial needs could be met.

On this occasion MSME Minister Siddharth Nath Singh and Minister of State Chaudhary Udaybhan Singh also expressed their gratitude towards India Post for the special cover and stamp. Singh also thanked the Chief Minister for the innovative thinking of ODOP and described the efforts of CM Yogi for womens safety, respect and self-reliance as a model.