Akshay Kumar starrer and Twinkle Khanna-produced film ‘Padman‘ was released in theaters on February 9th. The film is being liked very much in the country and the world. Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Padman’ is based on the topic of cleanliness during the menstrual cycle in rural areas. At such times when efforts are being made to eliminate misconceptions related to the menstrual cycle,
The Maharashtra government is launching ‘Asmita Yojana‘ for providing sanitary napkins at girls and rural women in the state at cheap rates. The scheme for providing sanitary napkins at cheap rates will start from March 8 on the occasion of International Women’s Day next month.
Under this scheme Asmita, girl students of Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkins at 5 rupees per packet whereas women in rural areas will be available at the rate of 24 and 29 rupees per packet. An official of the Rural Development Ministry said that this scheme will be formally launched on March 8 for women and rural women. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and actor Akshay Kumar will launch the scheme. Akshay recently unveiled the sanitary napkin machine at Mumbai’s CST station.
It is known that ‘Asmita Yojna’ was announced by Pankaja Munde, Minister of Women and Child Development last year. According to the official, there is no awareness among the people of the age group 11 to 19 years and women in the rural areas during the menstrual cycle during hygiene. Only 17 percent of these use sanitary napkins.
They say that there are many reasons for the lack of use of sanitary napkins, such as … their value is high, being not easily available in rural areas, and owing to the peculiar poor situation arising out of purchasing from male shopkeepers.