CM Devendra Fadnavis: Sanitary Napkins To Be Provided At Ration Shops In Maharashtra
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has guaranteed a women’s group that held challenges at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan to avail sanitary napkins in ration shops over the state
41-year-old Chhaya Kakde from Latur has been on hunger strike since January 21, 2018. Kakde alongside five other ladies who work in the self improvement group with her, have come the distance from Latur, to persuade the government that sanitary napkins ought to be inside the reach of ladies in rural regions.
Chhaya Kakde herself had begun working at 18 years old when the earthquake had shaken her city, Latur. She began working in the wake of getting prepared with Baba Amte’s group and even went ahead to take a three months preparing program in US with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
She likewise requested that GST ought to be zero for sanitary napkins as it will make it affordable for ladies in rural zones.
CM Fadnavis called the agitating women’s at the Chief Ministers office and examined the issue with them.
The Chief Minister guaranteed them the administration would give sanitary napkins to allowed to the ladies experiencing uterus disease, disabled ladies and those from economically challenged backgrounds. He likewise included that for other ladies, napkins might be made accessible at low expenses.
Ladies and Child Development serve Pankaja Munde was additionally present at the gathering held at the Chief Minister’s office.
Government additionally acknowledged their request of introducing Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine at each school in the state.
The choice, went for advancing cleanliness among discharging young girls and womens, was taken at the state Cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Ladies and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde said the choice would be viably actualized from International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March.
“The utilization of sanitary napkins (among young girls and women) remains at around 17 percent because of high expenses. It has additionally been seen that young ladies stay missing for 50-60 days a year amid their menstrual cycles. Therefore, alongside wellbeing, non-appearance was likewise an issue,” Munde told journalists in Mumbai.
She said the subsidised sanitary napkin plan would be executed through Women Self Help Groups (SHGs).
“Alongside the dispersion of sanitary napkins, they (SHGs) would likewise spread data on individual cleanliness, wellbeing, and training to provincial ladies. Subsequently, even business openings would be made in ladies SHGs,” the minister said.