3.43 Crore sanitary napkins sold for Re 1 in Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras

News Desk: To ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ for the underprivileged Women of India especially in the rural areas, the central government launched a social drive ‘Jan Aushadhi Suvidha’ under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras about two years back.

Under this drive Sanitary Napkin is being made available in more than 6300 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushdhi Pariyojna -PMBJP Kendras across the country at a minimum price of Rs.1/-per pad. The market price of the similar Sanitary Napkins is around Rs. 3/- to Rs. 8/- per pad.

Since its inception on 4th June 2018 till 10th June, 2020 over 4.61 crore sanitary Napkins were sold at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras. After the revision in the prices on 27 August 2019, over 3.43 Crore pads have been sold till 10th June, 2020 at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras.
Under PMBJP, more than 1.42 Crore pads have been sold in the month of March, April & May, 2020, across the country. Suvidha Pads are available in sufficient quantities across all Kendras.

Sanitary Napkins are environmental friendly, as these pads are made with Oxo-biodegradable material complying with ASTM D-6954 (biodegradability test) standards.

On the eve of World Environment Day 4th June 2018, Government of India proudly announced the launch of “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” for women of India.

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