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Sanitary napkins for Punjab schoolgirls: Year on, failed tenders delay scheme’s take off

It is not for the first time that sanitary napkins for girls in school were promised in Punjab budget. The first such budgetary allocation was made in 2016-17 when then finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa under SAD-BJP government announced ‘Swastha Kanya Yojna’.

Sanitary napkins exempted from GST: ‘No price cuts due to denial of input tax credit’

On Saturday, the GST Council in its 28th meeting cut rates for about 88 items including exemption of the widely demanded sanitary napkins, which were so far taxed at 12 per cent.

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From wood splinters to menstruation belt: How sanitary napkins evolved over time

Though most men may shirk away when it comes to the 'period talk', sanitary napkins ironically were initially made for them. These disposable pads were developed by nurses in France to control the bleeding of the soldiers injured during battle.

GST rate cuts: Middle class focus, sanitary pads exempted

The Council announced quarterly return-filing and monthly tax payments for businesses with annual turnover of up to Rs 5 crore as against the current threshold of Rs 1.5 crore, a move that is expected to benefit 93 per cent of registered GST taxpayers.

Sanitary pads exempt from GST, tax cut on TV, shoes

The Council also announced quarterly return-filing for businesses with an annual turnover threshold of upto Rs 5 crore, a move that will benefit 93 per cent of the registered GST taxpayers.

Sanitary napkin vending machine installed at Hyderabad's Kacheguda railway station

Apart from this, the station also has a separate cubicle for breastfeeding inside the waiting room created especially for the ladies.

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Smriti Irani applauds jute-based sanitary napkins

'Subhra' is one such technological intervention by which mandays involved in the extraction of jute fibres are drastically reduced with improved quality. Union minister Smriti Irani said that for jute MSP operation government has spent Rs 46.86 crore.

Jharkhand govt push for Self-help Groups manufacturing sanitary pads

The CM appreciated the women engaged in manufacturing the napkins and said the initiative will benefit families that do not have a proper source of income.

Anurag Thakur launches campaign for affordable sanitary napkins in Hamirpur

BJP MP from Hamirpur, Anurag Thakur, said cheap and good quality sanitary napkins will be made and distributed to women in his constituency. Self-help groups and mahila mandals will be part of the campaign.

Maharashtra: Nod to make sanitary napkins affordable in rural areas

“We will try to implement the scheme from March 8, International Women’s Day. Due to its cost, the use of sanitary napkins is only 17 per cent. Besides, the girls’ attendance in the school is also an important issue...,” said Pankaja Munde, state Rural Development minister.

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