Bollywood Hungama
Last Updated 16.12.2018 | 9:16 PM IST
  • LANGUAGE

  • FOLLOW US ON

  • FEEDBACK

Akshay Kumar and CM Devendra Fadnavis announce Asmita initiative on Women’s Day to make sanitary pads available at subsidized rates

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 at an event in Mumbai.

Taking forward their narrative of women-friendly governance, the Department of Rural Development will be doing awareness campaign in all districts of Maharastra. Akshay Kumar congratulated the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for taking this initiative called Asmita. “Congrats to the Maharashtra Government & Hon. CM @Dev_Fadnavis ji & @Pankajamunde ji for the launch of #Asmita scheme on #WomensDay to make sanitary pads available to girls & women from rural areas at very subsidized rates. You too can contribute on https://mahaasmita.mahaonline.gov.in.”

Akshay Kumar and CM Devendra Fadnavis announce Asmita initiative on Women's Day to make sanitary pads available at subsidized rates

The government will be making it affordable by increasing usage from 17 to 70 percent. More the usage lesser the cost so the cost will go down up to 50 percent and give a pack of 8 napkins to Zilla Parishad school girls only for 5 rupees.

Akshay Kumar and CM Devendra Fadnavis announce Asmita initiative on Women's Day to make sanitary pads available at subsidized rates

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 self-help groups.

Akshay Kumar and CM Devendra Fadnavis announce Asmita initiative on Women's Day to make sanitary pads available at subsidized rates

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 Pad Man has finally changed the stigma around periods in India. The film, directed by R Balki, released last month. It starred Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.

Also Read: Here’s why Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man missed the 100 crore mark at the box office

Recommended for you

Rate this article
Make favorite

Forgot Password

Please provide your registered email address or username
  • OR

Write A Review

  • Click to rate on scale of 1-5
  • 5000 characters remaining

New notification