Sanitary Napkins To Be Sold For Rs. 1 At Jan Aushadhi Stores


In a huge push for India’s women hygiene, the administration will cut cost of sanitary napkins sold from its Jan Aushadhi Kendras to simply Rs. 1 for every piece from Rs. 2.50 as of now.

The biodegradable sanitary napkins ”Suvidha” will be accessible at the financed cost at assigned focuses from August 27, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya told PTI in a meeting.

The pads are sold in a pack of four which currently cost Rs. 10. These from Tuesday will be priced for Rs. 4 only, he said.

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“We are propelling oxo-biodegradable clean napkins at Re 1 from tomorrow. These napkins under the brand name Suvidha will be accessible at 5,500 Jan Aushadhi Kendras the nation over,” Mansukh Mandaviya said.

With reduction of prices by 60 per cent, he said, c-led government has fulfilled the promise made by the BJP in its manifesto for 2019 general elections.

“As of now, the makers are providing the sanitary napkins at their expense of creation. Thus, we will give sponsorship to cut down the retail value,” Mansukh Mandaviya stated, who is additionally Minister of State (Independent charge) for Shipping.

On being gotten some information about the absolute yearly consumption on the sponsorship, the priest said it will rely upon the business volume.

He said the clean napkins plan was reported in March 2018 and those were made accessible in the Jan Aushadhi Kendras from May 2018.

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“During the most recent one year, around 2.2 crore clean napkins have been sold from these stores. With decrease in the costs, we anticipate that the deals should bounce over multiple times. We are concentrating on quality, reasonableness and openness,” Mansukh Mandaviya included.

When normal market cost of a clean napkin is between Rs. 6-8, this will give a noteworthy lift for enabling the ladies of India, he included.

The administration will find a way to guarantee that there is no redirection of these financed sterile napkins, he included.

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As indicated by the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, around 58 percent of ladies matured between 15 to 24 years utilize privately arranged napkins, sterile napkins and tampons, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers had before said in an announcement.

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