The Government on Monday reduced the price of Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin from Rs 2.50 to Rs 1 per pad.
This is an effort to make sanitary pads more accessible, easily available and affordable for women in rural areas.
Government believes they should stop using cloth and rags during their menstruation, as this leads to various diseases and health ailments.
Rather these women should switch to these biodegradable napkins available in pack of four at a reasonable price under the brand name ‘Suvidha’ in 5,500 such stores across the nation.
The government has also launched Jan Aushadhi Sugam Mobile App, which provides the details of products available in these stores and also helps in locating nearby stores.
“With reduction in the prices, we expect the sales to jump over two times. We are focusing on quality, affordability and accessibility,” minister of state for chemicals and fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya expressed.