Akshay Kumar, Devendra Fadnavis launch Asmita — a scheme aimed at easy access to sanitary napkins

FP Staff

Mar,09 2018 14:05 48 IST


The Maharashtra government, under the Asmita  scheme, will facilitate easy access to sanitary napkins for adolescent girls in all districts of Maharashtra. This  initiative was announced by Akshay Kumar and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at an event in Mumbai.


Taking forward their narrative of women-friendly governance, the department of Rural Development will do awareness campaigns in all the districts of Maharashtra.


The government will make it affordable by increasing  usage from 17 to 70 percent. More the usage, lesser the cost. Hence, the cost will go down to 50 percent. They will also give a pack of 8 napkins to Zilla Parishad school girls only for Rs 5.