Sanitary napkin vending machines set up by the DC in J&K’s Baramulla

Sanitary napkins are a part of every woman’s life. Much work therefore needs to be done in this segment, said the. Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar (IAS) while inaugurating the project Vatsalya supported by NGO Sakhi foundation. Sanitary vending machines and sanitary making machines have been established here. Some women who are part of National Rural Livelihood Mission’s Self Help Groups are working on this pilot project to make sanitary napkins. The DC said around 50 schools have been identified where sanitary napkin dispensaries and incinerators will be established without any electricity and fuel. It will serve in marketing the product as well. The good thing is, said the DC, from one unit, around 10-15 women get permanent employment. Women in Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir are happy that such units are being established. These sanitary units also help in solving the health problems of women. They get healthy protection, focussing on cleanliness, which aids them in continuing their education without any hassle, said the DC. In India there are 175 sanitary napkins making units in other states. We are happy that women in Kashmir will be able to utilise this facility, said the NGO representative. The parts of the machine are biodegradable. We will be protecting the beautiful environment of Kashmir. It is everyone’s duty. Also, the health of women in Kashmir will stay protected.

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