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Maha CM Devendra Fadnavi, actor Akshay Kumar and minister Pankaja Munde launch ‘Asmita scheme’, to provide sanitary pads at affordable price

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,  actor Akshay Kumar and Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Munde . Photo by BL SONI

On International Women’s day Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavi, actor Akshay Kumar and minster Pankaja Munde launched Asmita scheme, it Is a health awareness drive for women. The scheme will increase awareness and will provide sanitary pads to women at a reduced cost.

Even AKshay Kumar was present at the even and he also took to his Twitter and posted a message, he wrote “Congrats to the Maharashtra Government & Hon. CM @Dev_Fadnavis ji & @Pankajamunde ji for the launch of #Asmita scheme on #WomensDay to make sanitary pads available to girls & women from rural areas at a very subsidized rates. You too can contribute on https://mahaasmita.mahaonline.gov.in”.

While the scheme is initially aimed at women in rural Maharashtra, the government hopes to expand it to urban centres too. Moreover, the government will subsidise sanitary napkins for girl students studying in Zilla Parishad schools — they’ll be available for Rs 5 per eight-pad packet.

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, actor Akshay Kumar and Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Munde. Photo by BL SONI

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,  actor Akshay Kumar and Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Munde. Photo by BL SONI