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Punjab Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme 2020-2021 has been announced by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. In this Muft Sanitary Pad Yojana, govt. will provide free of cost sanitary pads to girls studying in high schools and colleges in the state. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the Sanitary Napkins Scheme in Punjab for schoolgirls.
Punjab Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme 2020-2021
The main objective of Punjab Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme 2020-2021 is to enable free distribution of sanitary napkins to girl students. The scheme is an attempt to normalize public debates about menstrual hygiene. This is a good initiative of the government because menstrual hygiene is every girl’s right.
Menstrual Hygiene Awareness through Muft Sanitary Pad Yojana
This Punjab Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme will also help raise the awareness about the need for menstrual hygiene. Muft Sanitary Pad Yojana is the battle for last mile menstrual hygiene in Punjab. Along with the Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme, the government will conduct awareness camps in various schools for boys to create a healthy mindset on menstruation in the opposite sex. The government will also make sanitary pads easily accessible to the girls in the high schools and colleges.
Launch of Free Sanitary Napkins Scheme in Punjab by CM Captain Amarinder
CM Captain Amarinder Singh announced free sanitary pads for all girl students of high schools and colleges besides those residing in rural areas, especially the slums across the state. The Punjab CM dedicated the month of January 2021 to the girl child. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh paved the way for the distribution of 2,500 sports kits among youngsters in the state. CM has also launched a programme to give property rights to slum dwellers and rolled out an over Rs 75-crore smart metering project besides an e-Daakhil portal for consumer complaints.
Launching Dheeiyan Di Lohri , the chief minister in a symbolic gesture, blessed five girls along with their mothers with a shagun of Rs 5,100 and baby kits for each. Under the scheme for the girl child, a series of events will be held every day across districts, beginning with Mohali, to mark the occasion of Lohri. Congratulatory letters penned and signed by the chief minister will be handed over to parents of over 1.5 lakh girls celebrating their first Lohri this year.
Salient Features of Punjab Free Sanitary Pads Scheme
The important features and highlights of Punjab Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme:-
- These sanitary pads will remain available in packets priced absolutely free.
- These affordable sanitary napkins are easy to dispose which will help in keeping environment clean.
- Biodegradable pads are of high quality and will promote Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha for poor women.
- This scheme will promote menstrual hygiene, provide huge relief to the girls and women and will result in Women Empowerment.
- Punjab Free Sanitary Napkin Scheme is a major initiative towards Waste to Wealth Management.
Punjab Basera Programme for Proprietary Rights
With the launch of the Basera programme, 2,816 dwellers in 10 slums of Patiala, Bathinda, Fazilka and Moga districts will get proprietary rights in the first phase. CM asked the Local Government Department to ensure basic civic amenities, including potable drinking water, street lights and roads in slums for a comfortable life. Launching a Rs 75.64-crore smart metering project, the CM said the scheme will help reduce human error in manual reading through automatic uploading of data.
From January 2021 to December 2021, around 96,000 meters will be installed across the state under the project. This project will help curb malpractice of reading concealment/theft of electricity and improve the reading/billing efficiency and quality.
e-Daakhil Portal for Consumer Rights
The chief minister said the new e-Daakhil portal will help consumers safeguard their rights. It will provide them with an effective mechanism to protect them from exploitation at the hands of traders and will help them in approaching consumer courts with ease.
Launching a scheme for the distribution of 2500 sports kits among the youth, through community participation especially of the Ludhiana industry, the CM said it will help promote health awareness and sports culture.