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DC Launches 'Udaan Scheme' For Providing Free Sanitary Pads To Needy Women & Girls Every Month

Says, beneficiaries to get sanitary napkins through a wide network of 1654 Anganwari Centres in Jalandhar

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Jalandhar , 28 May 2021

While Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Ms. Aruna Chaudhary, on Friday, launched the women-empowerment oriented "UDAAN Scheme" throughout the state on the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori launched this scheme in the district, wherein sanitary pads would be distributed free of cost to needy women and girls of the state every month.Participating in the virtual launch event, the deputy commissioner said that the main objective of the scheme is to protect women/girls from menstrual hygiene related diseases, spread awareness about menstrual hygiene, improve accessibility to basic hygiene products, promote better standard of living for women by improving the quality of life, enhance women's self esteem and ensure safe disposal of sanitary pads."Under this new scheme, School drop-out/out-of-school girls, young women not attending college, women from BPL families, residing in slum areas and homeless women, women of itinerant traveler (banjara) families and left-out beneficiaries (preferably households having blue cards), who are not availing free/subsidized sanitary pads under any scheme of other departments, would be covered in this scheme.The DC said that beneficiaries will be covered through a wide network of 1654 Anganwari Centres adding, around 50 beneficiaries would be covered through each Anganwari Centre. "A maximum of 9 sanitary pads would be given to each beneficiary per month", he added. Ha also stated that a state level task force would monitor overall progress of the scheme along with scientific disposal of the used napkins.

 

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