इंडियन आवाज़     20 Oct 2018 05:51:04      انڈین آواز

Asmita scheme to provide sanitary napkins at subsidised rates: Fadnavis


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.

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