As Still a section of Indian rural women have stigma on menstruation and use of napkins, efforts were taken at large to make aware of the use of napkins. Since napkins are cost factor, old traditional methods were adopted by women. But there has been a significant change in awareness but the disposal is still a problem.
Hence, a bio-degradable, eco-friendly, low cost napkins in the name of ‘Suvidha‘ has been introduced to serve the rural girls and women, which cost only Rs.2.50 per napkin and it comes in a pack of four. This ‘Suvidha’ napkin was introduced by the Union minister for chemicals and fertiliser Anand Kumar in New Delhi on March 8, on the eve of world women’s day and made available in 586 districts in India. These will be chemical free and devoid of infections.