Ramban: Chief Medical Officer, Ramban, Dr Fareed Bhat today inaugurated a camp here at Batote on ‘My Pad My Right’ project being implemented by NABARD.
Speaking on the occasion, the CMO highlighted the importance of creating awareness about menstrual hygiene among the women. He informed that presently, only 10-15% of Indian rural women have access to sanitary pads and nearly 60,000 rural women die each year in India because of cervical cancer.
In her address, the District Manager NABARD, Aarshi Sharma briefed that the ‘My Pad My Right’ project is a unique initiative of NABARD under which SHG women will be provided pad making machines free of cost.
The project will encourage women to turn menstrual hygiene into a livelihood opportunity by taking up pad manufacturing as a livelihood activity, she added.
BDO Batote, Sandeep Kumar also addressed the SHG members and sensitized them about the need of financial security in women.
Meanwhile a free medical camp was also organized for women by the BMO, Batote, Dr. Rajnish Kumar, Dr. CD Thapa and Dr. Anju Bala.