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    Disposable sanitary napkins mess up health and hygiene

    Long-lasting, comfortable, stain-free and affordable are the thoughts that come to every woman's mind when she picks up a disposable sanitary napkin. What doesn't occur to most women is that over a billion of these non-compostable sanitary pads are making their way into sewerage systems, landfills, fields and water bodies in India every month, posing huge environmental and health risks. With taboos and superstitions galore about menstruating women in India, safe technologies and interventions to dispose and treat

    Science and Tech | June 4, 2017
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    Mohali girls start campaign for sanitary napkins

    To help slum area women get easy access to sanitary napkins, two city girls have taken to the social media in order to generate funds as well as awareness about the issue. Launching the 15-day campaign from 1 June, these girls Vani Jindal and Srishti Millicent (both 23) from Mohali (adjoining Chandigarh) have so far collected Rs.16,000 for the work. Using the social media platforms -- Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat -- Jindal and Millicent are asking for a minimum contribution of

    Cities | June 3, 2017
  • Politicians back Congress MP's petition for tax-free sanitary napkins

    It is rare for a Member of Parliament to take up a cause which affects millions of women on a popular social media platform. So when Sushmita Dev, MP from Silchar, Assam, started a petition on Change.org requesting Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to abolish tax on sanitary napkins about a month ago, everyone who matters took note. From Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader in Lok Sabha

    India | April 5, 2017
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    Sonia Gandhi supports petition for making sanitary napkins tax-free

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has supported a petition for scrapping of tax on sanitary napkins and recalled that during previous UPA government she had called for providing napkins free to BPL families. "I am extremely happy to know that you have taken up this case that I fully support. You would be interested to know that during the tenure of our UPA government I had again and again requested both Ghulam Nabi Azad, the then Health Minister, and Delhi Chief Minister

    India | April 3, 2017
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    Maneka writes to Jaitley for making sanitary napkins tax free   

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asking him to provide 100 per cent tax exemption for ecofriendly and bio-degradable sanitary napkins, under GST. This letter comes a day after Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev submitted her Change.org petition to Maneka Gandhi asking for abolition of tax on sanitary pads as per GST. In her letter to Jaitley, Gandhi is believed to have communicated the overwhelming response the petition has received, over 2.1 lakh people

    Business | March 31, 2017