Maharashtra Asmita Scheme – Sanitary Pads for Women & Girls Hygiene in Rural Areas

Published on: 2018-01-31 15:22:21

Maharashtra Asmita Scheme – Sanitary Pads for Women & Girls Hygiene in Rural Areas

Maharashtra govt. has launched Asmita Scheme for women & girls. Subsequently, govt. will provide sanitary pads to girls in in rural areas at extremely lower prices. This scheme will promote hygiene and cleanliness among women during their menstruation period and also improve their health.

This scheme is to prevent the asmita (pride) of women and thus will result in “Women Empowerment”. Accordingly, Asmita Scheme will reduce the dropout rate in the state. This Maharashtra govt. scheme will benefit all the female students between 11 to 19 years of age to maintain personal hygiene.

Latest News – Maharashtra govt. has launched a new portal for Asmita Scheme – mahaasmita.mahaonline.gov.in. Now people can make voluntarily contribution (minimum Rs. 182.40) & become an Online Asmita Sponsor through this link – Click Here

Maharashtra Asmita Scheme – Details

The important features and highlights of this scheme are as follows:-

Govt. will implement this scheme with the help of Women Self-Help Groups. The primary objective is to increase the percentage of women using sanitary pads which currently stands at 17%. Due to shortage of sanitary napkins, the girls tend to miss schools.

Thus Asmita Scheme will help girls in maintaining hygiene and thus will lead to reduction in reproductive complications. Furthermore, govt. is also going to create awareness about the scheme.

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