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

In a huge push for India’s women’s hygiene, the administration will cut the 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 bio-degradable sanitary pads ”Suvidha” will be made available at the much cheaper cost at selected centers from August 27, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya told Press Trust of India in a meeting.

The sanitary napkins are sold in a pack of four which right now cost Rs. 10. And following Tuesday it will be sold at a subsidized price for Rs. 4 only, he said.

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“We are propelling oxo-biodegradable clean napkins at Re 1 from tomorrow. These sanitary napkins launched under the brand name Suvidha will be made easily available at 5,500 Jan Aushadhi Kendras across India,” Mansukh Mandaviya said.

Sanitary napkins prices have already been slashed by 60 percent, he said, Narendra Modi led Bhartiya Janta Party government has fulfilled the poll promise made by the BJP in its party manifesto during the 2019 general elections.

“As of now, the makers are providing 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 a 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 the 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 reported by the National Family Health Survey of India 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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