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The Class 9 student at government girls senior secondary school in Sangam Vihar used to get a packet of sanitary napkins every month from her school.(HT Photo (Representative image))

Covid-19: Delhi schools shut, distribution of sanitary napkins stops

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The female students of classes 6 to 12, studying in government schools across the country, are given sanitary napkin packets every month under the Central government’s Kishori Shakti Yojna.
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T Kannama says nature-friendly sanitary napkins are as important as food and water for a woman.(ANI)
T Kannama says nature-friendly sanitary napkins are as important as food and water for a woman.(ANI)

This woman creates eco-friendly cotton pads for unpriviledged women at home

By Asian News International | Madurai, Tamil Nadu
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 07:07 PM IST
T Kannama uses neem, aloe vera and triphala powder- ingredients that contain antibacterial properties and can easily absorb odour.
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Officials said that funding is being provided and teachers will ensure students have free access to sanitary napkins.(Yogesh Kumar/HT Photo)
Officials said that funding is being provided and teachers will ensure students have free access to sanitary napkins.(Yogesh Kumar/HT Photo)

Sanitary napkins to be provided in rural government schools in Gurugram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 03:35 AM IST
Machines to dispense sanitary napkins have been made available in ten schools in Sohna, Farrukhnagar and Pataudi blocks.
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Proud to Be Me is an initiative formulated by Panthalassa, a charitable non-profit trust, is a wellness initiative aimed at promoting female health care and focuses on educating women about menstrual hygiene.(Representative image)
Proud to Be Me is an initiative formulated by Panthalassa, a charitable non-profit trust, is a wellness initiative aimed at promoting female health care and focuses on educating women about menstrual hygiene.(Representative image)

Promoting any time access to sanitary napkins

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Panthalassa has partnered with local booksellers (Universal Booksellers Lucknow), local eatery joints (Spicy Hub), and hospitals (Apollo Medics) to provide coupons offering discounts that the women may avail when they deposit Rs.5 in the machine to get a napkin.
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16-year-old Shikoh Zaidi has dared to break the silence on menstruation and puberty and talk about it.
16-year-old Shikoh Zaidi has dared to break the silence on menstruation and puberty and talk about it.

This teenager talks away the menstrual misconception

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 03:33 PM IST
Even as many are ready to use sanitary napkins, but the high prices keep them away from it.
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Employees of Myna Mahila Foundation prepare sanitary pads at their office in Mumbai. The Centre withdrew GST on sanitary pads as a part of slew of changes to its tax regime ahead of 2019 elections.(AFP File Photo)
Employees of Myna Mahila Foundation prepare sanitary pads at their office in Mumbai. The Centre withdrew GST on sanitary pads as a part of slew of changes to its tax regime ahead of 2019 elections.(AFP File Photo)

No GST on sanitary napkins shows shift in government’s priorities

By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 09:10 PM IST
The government had earlier said reducing GST on sanitary napkins will harm local manufacturers whose gains may now be hit due to exemption.
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Finance minister Piyush Goyal speaks during the 28th Meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Finance minister Piyush Goyal speaks during the 28th Meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI photo)

GST slashed on more than 50 items, top rate slab pruned

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Sanitary napkins that were taxed at 12% earlier, has been put under the exempted category following widespread demand on the essential commodity.
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Recyclable sanitary napkins being made at a processing unit at Goonj, New Delhi.(File photo)
Recyclable sanitary napkins being made at a processing unit at Goonj, New Delhi.(File photo)

Sanitary napkins to be exempt from GST, says Piyush Goyal

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 07:36 PM IST
Sanitary napkins are taxed 12% under the one-year old Goods and Services Tax regime.
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Although, most railway stations already have toilets inside, this proposal calls for toilets outside the station so that even non-travelling public from the area can use them.(File photo)
Although, most railway stations already have toilets inside, this proposal calls for toilets outside the station so that even non-travelling public from the area can use them.(File photo)

Railways to provide condoms, sanitary pads for Re 1 at its stations

By Faizan Haider | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 11:20 PM IST
The move is in line with plans to build toilets at over 8,500 stations across the country.
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