The Maharashtra government, under the Asmita scheme, will facilitate easy access to sanitary napkins for adolescent girls in all districts of Maharashtra. This initiative was announced by Akshay Kumar and the Chief Minister Of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at an event in Mumbai. Taking forward their narrative of women-friendly governance, we department of Rural Development will be doing awareness campaign in all districts of Maharastra.

Actor Akshay Kumar congratulated the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis for taking this initiative called Asmita.

The government will be making it affordable by increasing usage from 17to 70 percent… More the usage lesser the cost so the cost will go down up to 50 percent and be giving a pack of 8 napkins to Zilla Parishad school girls only for 5 rupees. So even after having money people were not getting pads in the village and remote areas. But, now Sanitary pads will be available in almost every village and will be sold by Women of a self-help group.

Akshay Kumar and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnvis at launch of Asmita initiative
Akshay Kumar and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnvis at launch of Asmita initiative
Akshay Kumar and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnvis at launch of Asmita initiative
Akshay Kumar and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnvis at launch of Asmita initiative

The government launched a state-wide campaign to provide low-cost sanitary napkins to every school girl in government schools across the state. In addition to school-going girls, the Maharashtra government will also provide sanitary napkins to women in rural communities at 62 paise per pad only and that too in the village while the cost of per napkin is 2.4 Rupees for normal Women.

Akshay Kumar’s Padman has finally changed the stigma around periods in India.

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