GST exemption for sanitary pads not end of fight; affordability, policy changes still needed for safe menstrual hygiene
Research shows that only 12% of the 497 million women in India have access to sanitary napkins, and their poor menstrual hygiene was mainly because of lack of affordability.
Bleeding without tax: Centre making sanitary napkins GST-free cause to rejoice, but some fear manufacturers may hike prices
The Centre has withdrawn the 12 percent GST levied on sanitary napkins, which it earlier taxed as a luxury product.
Govt provides free condoms while spreading HIV awareness, so why not hand out free sanitary napkins too?
The government has exempted sanitary napkins from GST after months being criticised for taxing the women's hygiene product 12 percent.
Sanitary napkins now exempt from GST; finance minister Piyush Goyal announces decision after council meeting
Sanitary napkins are taxed 12 percent tax under the one-year old GST regime, which attracted serious criticism.