On Women’s day Central Govt. Launches Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadi Pariyojana-Biodegradable Sanitary Pads at Rs. 2.5

Published Date - 10 March 2018 03:35:03 Updated Date - 10 March 2018 03:51:18

Central government has launched biodegradable sanitary napkins “Suvidha” on International Women’s Day. Govt. will provide oxo-biodegradable sanitary pads to women at Rs. 2.50 per pad at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras. These sanitary napkin will remain available in packs of four pads priced at Rs. 10 across 3200 Janaushadi centres. Accordingly, this biodegradable pad will promote Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha for poor women.

These affordable sanitary pads will promote menstrual hygiene and easy to dispose which will keep environment clean. Subsequently, these Suvidha Pads will remain available at all Janaushadi centres from 28 May 2018 (World Menstrual Hygiene Day).

Furthermore, this is a major initiative to provide quality drugs at affordable prices to people under Jan Aushadi Pariyojana. Central govt. has also launched Stree Swabhiman Initiative.

With the motive of providing more hygienic sanitary napkins for cheaper price to the Indian women, the central government of India has launched SUVIDHA sanitary pads. The step taken by the authority to launch of this SUVIDHA sanitary napkins is considered as to inching towards the PM Modi’s vision of providing quality healthcare to all the people of nation for cheap and affordable price tag.

नई दिल्ली। केंद्र सरकार ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस पर देशभर की महिलाओं को तोहफा दिया है। सरकार ने महिलाओं के लिए बायॉडिग्रेडिबल सैनिटरी नैपकिन लॉन्च किया है। इस बायॉग्रेडिबल सैनेटरी की कीमत बेहद कम रखा गई हैं, ताकि हर वर्ग की महिलाएं इसे आसानी से खरीद सकें। महिलाएं इसे प्रधानमंत्री भारतीय जनऔषधि परियोजना केंद्रों से खरीद सकती है। महिलाओं को 2.50 रुपए के प्रति नैपकिन के हिसाब से चुकाना होगा। एक पैक की कीमत होगी, जिसके लिए 10 रुपए चुकाना होगा।

इस बायॉग्रेडिबल नैपकिन के लॉन्चिंग के मौके पर केंद्रीय मंत्री अनंत कुमार ने बताया कि महिलाएं इसे 28 मई से प्रधानमंत्री जन-औषधि केंद्रों से खरीद सकती है। उन्होंने जानकारी दी कि सरकार इस ऑक्सो-बायॉडिग्रेडिबल पैड्स के जरिए देश की वंचित महिलाओं को स्वच्छता, स्वास्थ्य और सुविधाओं से जोड़ना चाहती है।

Launch details

On the day of International women’s day 08th of March, the Union minister Mr. Anantha kumar has introduced the SUVIDHA sanitary napkins across the nation.

The Union Minister also quoted that the SUVIDHA napkins are 100% eco-friendly and available to all through the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). The availability of bio-degradable SUVIDHA napkins in those PMBJP centers will be from the World Menstrual Hygiene day 28th of May 2018.

Biodegradable Sanitary Pads – PM Bhartiya Jan Aushadi Pariyojana

The important features and highlights of these sanitary napkins are as follows:-

  • Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers has introduced Suvidha sanitary pads.
  • These oxi-biodegradable sanitary napkins are priced at just Rs. 2.5 per pad.
  • Subsequently, these sanitary napkins comes in a packet of 4 pads for Rs. 10. Moreover, these pads will help under-privileged women as average price of packet is Rs. 32.
  • Accordingly, govt. will provide these pads through 3200 Janaushadi centers from 28 May 2018.
  • The primary objective of PM Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana scheme aims is to empower rural women.
  • Women across the country are demanding to waive off 12% GST on sanitary pads, so the central govt. has launched these oxi-pads. Accordingly, this is a major initiative towards “Waste to Wealth Management”.


National Family Health Survey 4 – Reports

As per the reports of National Family Health Survey-4 of FY 2015-16, around 58% young women between 15 and 24 years of age still use cloth for menstrual protection. Accordingly, NFHS-4 also reveals that 42% young women uses sanitary napkins and 16% uses pads manufactured locally.


Moreover, around 78% women in urban areas use hygienic sanitary napkins while only 48% women in rural areas uses clean sanitary napkins. Other sanitary pads available in the market are non-biodegradable while these are bio-degradable which will ensure clean environment.


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Benefits of SUVIDHA sanitary napkins (Subsidized price)

  • Unlike the existing sanitary napkins in the Indian market, the SUVIDHA napkins are bio-degradable and it is branded just like the existing napkins in the market.
  • The cost of the single SUVIDHA biodegradable sanitary napkins is only Rs 2.50, on the other hand, the cost of the 4 napkin pads which are available in the market cost over Rs. 30.
  • The special ingredient which are added in the SUVIDHA napkins will convert them into bio-degradable when are reacts with the OXYGEN gas after the usage. Owing to that it can also be referred as Oxi-biodegradable.

Key points and highlighting features

  • It is founded that in India about more than half percentage of the women are aged in-between 15 to 24 are still utilizing the home made solutions or napkins for tacking their menstrual issues.
  • Teenage girls and women who are all having menstrual from the rural parts of the nation are practicing the unhygienic and improper way to protect them during their menstruation period.

About Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

  • The department of Pharmaceuticals has launched the PMBJP stores across the nation, in order to provide quality generic drugs for cheap and affordable rates to all people. So, far there are around 3,200 PMBJP stores are active across the nation.
  • The store plays an important role on creating awareness among the poor people over the usage of generic drugs, and it allows them make use of it for cheap rates. Central government plans to sell these bio-degradable napkins via these stores across the nation.


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