Summary: Nandprayag (Uttarakhand) [India], July 25 (ANI): In a bid to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene and to promote the use of sanitary napkins
, Nandprayag Nagar Panchayat on Wednesday installed a sanitary pad vending machine in the town.
Considering the fact that 23 per cent of the girls drop out of schools after attaining puberty, several state governments have started providing sanitary napkins
and have also installed incinerators and sanitary napkin
vending machines in schools.
After facing considerable backlash from air passengers for their controversial napkins
, Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola issued apologies on Wednesday.
Perhaps it was all made in good fun, but some passengers were not too appreciative of Delta Air Lines' latest ploy which involved napkins
and some 'old school' flirtatious prodding.
Ugandan police has confiscated red napkins
from the home of the sister-in-law of prominent opposition politician Kizza Besigye.
In India, over 52 per cent women cannot afford to buy sanitary napkins
Towards this end, founder of VAST Yangtse, Jigme Dorji and a group of teachers from Trashiyangtse Lower Secondary School have come together and launched an initiative called Pa Nyam Kay gay to empower every school girl and rural woman by providing them access to sanitary napkins
. The project was launched on June 4, coinciding with Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen's birthday whereby 240 sanitary napkins
along with disposal buckets were collected from donors and distributed to 10 remote schools across the dzongkhag.
When we meet at my house, I enjoy setting a nice table, and I use cloth napkins
: some new, and some inherited from my mother, grandmother and even great-grandmother.
The government on Thursday launched biodegradable sanitary napkins
, priced at Rs 2.50 per pad, on the eve of International Women's Day, which will be available at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras.
According to reports, in a move aimed at blunting opposition criticism for imposing a goods and services tax on sanitary pads, the government of the Maharashtra state in India decided to implement a scheme to sell sanitary napkins
to rural women at a subsidized rate.