Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s right

It was around six years ago, she came across the sadist and the scariest reality of menstruation in rural India. Women were not aware about menstrual hygiene and had a very little knowledge about it. And there still was taboo associated about openly speaking about menstruation

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s rightThe harsh reality she came across was that of cervical cancer. In Azusa taluka, Latur, Maharashtra, around 6,000 women were suffering from cervical cancer. The grim reality which she witnessed with her own eyes shook her from top to bottom. The ideal of womanhood, which she held, came crushing down in front of her eyes. […]

#TaxFreePad: My Medical Mantra’s campaign yields result   

In the month of May, My Medical Mantra had carried out a campaign called #TaxFreePad opposing the 12 per cent GST levied on sanitary napkins. Through the campaign, we reached out to Amruta Fadnavis wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and prominent women and lawmakers, who supported the campaign to make sanitary napkins GST-free

#TaxFreePad: My Medical Mantra’s campaign yields result   The growing demand to exempt sanitary napkins from GST had gained a massive following, as many social workers and prominent political figures had written to then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley demanding #TaxFreePad. Social workers, activists and politicians had slammed this decision and had openly demanded the exemption of sanitary napkins in GST. Many prominent personalities […]

Good news: Sanitary napkins made GST-free

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to exempt sanitary pads from GST. This move comes after a long struggle by social activists and organisations urging the government to remove GST from sanitary pads, as it is an essential requirement needed for a woman’s well-being. My Medical Mantra had also carried out an initiative for #TaxFreePads, urging sanitary pads to be exempted from GST

Good news: Sanitary napkins made GST-freeSpeaking in the 28th GST Council meeting in New Delhi, Finance minister Piyush Goyal has announced that sanitary napkins will be exempted from GST. The plea to exempt sanitary napkin from GST has been going on for a long time. Several woman and social organisation have been raising this issue and demanded that the sanitary […]

Maha: Soon, sanitary napkin vending machine to be installed in women jails

The Maharashtra Women's Commission says, within a month's time, they will install sanitary napkin vending machines in jails at Byculla, Thane, Kalyan, Pune, Amaravati, Aurangabad and Chandrapur

Maha: Soon, sanitary napkin vending machine to be installed in women jailsThe Maharashtra Women Commission will soon install sanitary napkin vending machines in nine jails, where women prisoners are undergoing the sentence. To make sure that the women prisoners have good hygiene, the Women Commission has taken this decision to install the vending machines and the incinerators. After the inspection of hygiene standards inside the jails, […]

Giving ‘asha’ to women: Meet this young ‘Padman’ from Pune

While everyone has watched the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Padman’ on silver screen, Pune has got a real-life Padman. Sachin Ashasubhash, a 25-year-old youngster from Pune who is making sanitary pads since the last eight months which are distributed free-of-cost in the rural areas of Maharashtra

Giving ‘asha’ to women: Meet this young ‘Padman’ from PuneAshasubhash has employed six needy women for the project who makes around 5,000 pads every month. The initiative is being run on the concept of cross subsidisation. It all started when Sachin used to distribute old clothes to needy people around a year ago. “When I used to go and visit marginalised communities, I realised […]

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should follow

Feminine hygiene has an impact on the overall health; feminine hygiene needs to be observed stringently especially during menstruation. With a lot of discussions on GST being imposed on sanitary pads, we look at what other things are important in maintaining hygiene for women

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should followMost women would believe that the only product to maintain hygiene for them during periods is a sanitary napkin or tampon. In our listicle, we look at products that can be used to maintain menstrual hygiene. When we talk about menstrual hygiene, we focus on treating vaginal discharge, infections, odour and itch issues etc. related […]

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit Bill

Ninong Ering, a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, had earlier moved private members’ Bill, ‘the Menstruation Benefit Bill, 2017’, which had proposed that women working in the public and private sectors get two days of paid menstrual leave every month. The Bill also seeks to provide better facilities for rest at the workplace during menstruation

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit BillToday, the Congress MP called on a roundtable discussion of Members of Parliament (MPs) across all party lines to talk about the bill. NCP MP Supriya Sule, BJP MP Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy and Congress MP Sushmita Dev were present at the meeting. Menstruation Benefits bill is aimed at providing 2 days menstrual […]

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’

In order to promote menstrual hygiene and make sanitary napkins accessible for women, Ujjwala Devre, a sarpanch of a village named Karanjad in Nashik, inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine. Owing to which, adolescent’s girls and women will now be able to get sanitary pads at an affordable price

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 48% of those surveyed in rural India used sanitary napkins during their menstrual cycle 78% of women use sanitary pads in urban parts of the country 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. […]

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches Asmita scheme to provide subsidised sanitary pads

At the event, Devendra Fadnavis presented Akshay Kumar with the Asmita award for raising awareness on the issue of sanitary pads through 'Padman'

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches Asmita scheme to provide subsidised sanitary padsOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar inaugurated the Asmita Yogana, to provide sanitary pads at an affordable price. Akshay Kumar said, “For bring about a scheme such as Asmita Yogana, I want to give Pankaja Munde the title of ‘Padwoman.’ People should go on the […]

International Women’s Day: Govt launches low cost oxo-biodegradable sanitary pads

 The central government marked Women’s Day by launching a scheme called ‘Suvidha.’ Under this scheme low cost oxo-biodegradable napkins will be made available at affordable rates in Jan Aushadhi stores across India

International Women’s Day: Govt launches low cost oxo-biodegradable sanitary padsUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar launched the 100% oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin ‘Suvdiha’. The sanitary pads will cost Rs 2.50 per pad. These napkins be available at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana stores from 28th May. Low-cost sanitary pads are part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of delivering health products at affordable […]
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