AMN / MUMBAI
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the state government’s Asmita scheme to provide sanitary napkins at subsidised rates to rural girls and women will emerge as a model scheme for the country.
Speaking at a programme organised by the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department in Mumbai, sanitary napkins will be also be sold at 62 paise a piece to rural women under the scheme by Women Self-Help Groups.
Mr Fadnavis and actor Akshay Kumar symbolically presented Asmita cards to two girls. Under the scheme a packet of eight sanitary pads will be made available for girl students of Zilla Parishad schools for 5 rupees.
#Asmita scheme is to bring social transformation.
With the targeted efforts and digital base, I am confident that not a single beneficiary would be left deprived from the scheme. This scheme will be the guiding scheme for entire nation: CM @Dev_Fadnavis pic.twitter.com/gohQst9Scr
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) March 8, 2018