The government of Rajasthan will launch an ambitious program to provide free sanitary napkins to all women in need in the state from November 19, the anniversary of the birth of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approved a proposal of Rs 200 crore for the Udan program. As part of the initiative, free sanitary napkins will be distributed to schools, colleges and anganwadis on a gradual basis, according to a statement. Special awareness campaigns focusing on women’s health will be carried out through women’s self-help groups, social organizations and non-governmental organizations.
The Ministry of Women’s and Children’s Development will be the nodal agency for the program announced by Chief Minister Gehlot in the state budget for the current fiscal year. The state government has launched a program to educate all women in the state about personal hygiene and prevent various illnesses, the statement said.
The statement added that the program will be implemented in collaboration with the departments of medicine and health, school and college education, technical and higher education, tribal area development and Panchayati Raj and rural development.
For effective implementation, two Brand Ambassadors will be appointed at the state level and one each at the district level. Volunteer organizations and Brand Ambassadors associated with the program will be recognized for commendable work. The towels will be manufactured by Rajasthan Health Services Corporation Limited (RMSCL).
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