Odisha Govt to provide free Sanitary Pads to 17 lakh Girl Students

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: In a major initiative, the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a scheme -Khushi – to provide free sanitary pads to as many as 17 lakh girl students across the state.

“In continuation of our pro-women initiative , I am happy to announce “KHUSHI” universal provisioning of free sanitary napkins to all 17 lakh girls in Government and Government added schools from class 6th and 12th,” the Chief Minister said while launching the scheme here at the State secretariat.

“We will also expand social marketing of sanitary napkins for women and girls in the community at subsidised rates,” he added.

The move will go a long way in promoting health and hygiene among school going adolescent girls leading to higher retention in school and greater empowerment of women, the Chief Minister claimed.

Earlier, the State government has successfully implemented various schemes exclusively for the fairer sex such as Mission Shakti , Mamata etc.

 

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