#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 […]

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incinerators

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, On Monday, the ministry said that the Railway wants to install sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators at about 200 major railway stations across the country

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incineratorsAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV: 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. Majority of women in rural areas did not use a hygienic method of menstrual protection with the survey […]

Pune: Girls studying in PMC schools to get free sanitary napkins

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in its standing committee meeting today, passed a budget of Rs 1 crore for the distribution of free sanitary napkins to girls studying in municipal schools. The sanitary pads will be made available to them when they begin the new academic year

Pune: Girls studying in PMC schools to get free sanitary napkinsSpeaking about this initiative, Mukta Tilak, the mayor of Pune, said, “We have put sanitary napkin disposal machines in all schools. We have also established sanitary napkin vending machines. But this year, we thought of providing free sanitary pads to girls studying in PMC schools.” He added, “With this initiative hygiene will be maintained. Several […]

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 Rs

The Maharashtra government approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women in rural areas and plans to implement it from March 8, on International Women’s Day

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 RsThe state cabinet approved a proposal to launch, Asmita (meaning dignity) — a scheme to make sanitary pads available to girls aged between 11 and 19. It has engaged three small scale manufacturers, to supply the pads using a network of self- help groups (SHGs) run by women in the state. The pack of 8 […]

Mumbai: Medical student collects 24,000 sanitary pads for needy women

Even today, menstruation and sanitary pad is considered as a taboo. There is still no awareness regarding the same. So, in order to create awareness, 18-year-old medical student of KJ Somaiya College of Science, Bhumika Israni has come forward. With the help of social media, friends and relatives, she appealed people to donate sanitary pads

Mumbai:  Medical student collects 24,000 sanitary pads for needy womenBhumkia undertook this campaign when she saw Dr Bharati Lavekar, BJP MLA’s poster of ‘TEE Foundation’. She found out information about her foundation. With the aim of helping women, she expressed her desire to implement the campaign with the foundation. The 3-week campaign received a good response. Through this campaign, Bhumika collected 24,470 sanitary napkins. Around 100 […]

Soon: BMC hospitals to get sanitary napkin vending machines

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to install sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators in the BMC-run hospitals, in the medical and dental college’s girl’s hostels and in the ladies common room. A proposal regarding the same has been approved by the health committee and has been sent to the BMC commissioner for approval

Soon: BMC hospitals to get sanitary napkin vending machinesAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV survey, 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. Though, sanitary napkin every woman’s right. It is also vital for the hygiene point of view. Owing to which, the sanitary napkin vending machines will be installed in […]