'Asmita Yojana ' gains momentum, encourages masses to sponsor sanitary napkins to rural women and girls
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 22-Feb-2018

Mumbai, February 22: Compelling the idea of providing sanitary napkins to the adolescent girls and women of rural areas at subsidized rate through Asmita Yojana, the State government is garnering a lot of appreciation. Building a good rapport and creating a good example through this scheme many girls and women are seen benefitted.

Last month, Maharashtra government gave a nod to sell sanitary napkins to rural women at subsidized rates. Women from rural areas are deprived of the sanitation facilities, especially from using sanitary napkins due to their costs and inaccessibility. In a move aimed at curbing services tax on sanitary pads, the Maharashtra government decided to implement a scheme to sell sanitary napkins to rural women at a subsidized rate.

Through the strong medium of social media, State Minister of Women and Child Development, Pankaja Munde tweeted that the Astima Yojana has benefitted many girls and also encouraged the people to contribute in this noble initiative. Further she even informed the website through which people can contribute their share.

Apart from this Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also launched Asmita Logo, Asmita App, Asmita card, Asmita web portal in order to increase use of sanitary napkins.

Until now it is seen that Pankaja Munde along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sponsored 151 and 150 girls respectively with sanitary napkins.


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Through this Asmita scheme, many girls are sponsored with sanitary napkins and the scheme is gaining great momentum. The scheme titled Asmita Yojana has been aimed to provide a packet of sanitary napkins to girls attending the government-run zilla parishad schools in rural parts for Rs5 each. State Minister for Women and Child Development Pankaja Munde said that the scheme would be implemented through women’s self-help groups.