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Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins, Priced at Rs 2.50 Per Pad

By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
April 2, 2018
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Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins, Priced at Rs 2.50 Per Pad

(Archana Sherry)

 

Realising  PM Modi’s vision of Affordable Healthcare

S+S+S = Enables Women (Suvidha) increase Hygiene (Swasthya) without harming Nature (Swachhta)

 

A very good news for the people from the Government! On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Government has launched truly affordable sanitary napkins with a priced at just Rs 2.50 per pad, which is also a biodegradable product. The sanitary napkins will be available at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras by May 28, 2018.

In a pack of four pads for Rs 10, the sanitary napkins will be available across over 3,200 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendras, as per the announcement of Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar.

The minister credited the launch to the PM Modi’s aim to make quality drugs available at affordable prices for common people. He also instanced through a report of the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, saying about 58 percent of women aged between 15 to 24 years use locally prepared napkins, sanitary napkins, and tampons.

The holistic initiative that takes into account 3 aspects

Women (Suvidha) -8th Mar

Hygiene (Swasth) – 28th May

Nature (Swachhta) – 5th Jun

The market is not affordable sanitarily for the ladies from the poor strata. Rs thirty-two is the current average price of four sanitary napkins in the Indian market. And in this situation when the Government launches these oxo-biodegradable pads priced at Rs 10 for four pads for health security of women, especially for those who are underprivileged and are in rural areas, it is an admirably memorable welfare move by the Indian Government.

 

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