The main motive of the Karnataka Shuchi Scheme is to provide sanitary napkins to school girls, the minister of health and family welfare Dinesh Gundu Rao claimed that the government will resume the distribution of sanitary pads to the school girls under the Karnataka Shuchi Scheme. The scheme was suspended for the past three years, he said that the scheme will be resumed to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene and the distribution of sanitary napkins.
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Karnataka Shuchi Scheme 2024
Dinesh Gundu Rao said that he has started the preparations of distributing sanitary pads to girl students under such a scheme, further, he added that the sanitary pads will be distributed from the next month. He said after launching the distribution of ‘Shuchi-Nanna Maithri menstrual cups’ to girls of Dakshina Kannada and Chamarajanagar districts here on Monday.
Highlights of Karnataka Shuchi Scheme
|Karnataka Shuchi Scheme
|Government of Karnataka
|Dinesh Gundu Rao Minister of health and family welfare department.
|Girl students of Karnataka
|Beneficiaries age group
|10 to 18 years
|To provide menstrual cups to students.
Objective of Karnataka Shuchi Scheme
This scheme was started in the year 2013-14, he added that we will distribute 40 lakh sanitary pads for the students in the age group of 10-18 years. The amount of 80 crores has been invested to relaunch this scheme successfully.
He said that 15,000 menstrual cups will be distributed to PU students in government-aided schools in Dakshina Kannada and Chamarajanagar under the such-Nanna Maithri program.
The disposal of sanitary pads has been a major issue ecologically, the ‘kantara’ fame Sapthami Gowda who is the ambassador for the Shuchi scheme said, that being a national swimmer she faced a lot of difficulties in disposing of sanitary napkins.
Even in a metropolitan city like Bengaluru, the disposal of sanitary pads continues to be a major issue. On average, a woman produces 200 kg of waste till the end of the menstrual cycle which increases pollution. The use of menstrual cups will be the ideal solution for replacing sanitary pads. As it can be used for 8 years.
Women globally are switching pads with menstrual cups. This initiative will change our ecosystem and will cause less pollution.
Benefits & features of Karnataka Shuchi Scheme
The benefits and features of the Karnataka Shuchi Scheme are given below:-
- The scheme ensures to provision of around 15,000 menstrual cups to the PU students in the government-aided schools in Dakshina Kannada and Chamarajanagar districts.
- Based on the response, this scheme will be established also in other districts.
- Even in this time, the discussion about menstruation and menstrual health is considered taboo, this should be discussed in public. There is nothing unclean in it.
- The main motive is to include more females and encourage them to use menstrual cups and spread information about it.
- This initiative will change our ecosystem and will reduce pollution.
Karnataka Shuchi Scheme Application Process
Students need not apply anywhere to get the benefits of the scheme. Concerned schools will be provided with sanitary pads and all the eligible school girls will avail of these pads for free from their respective schools.