Batote: First ever sanitary pads manufacturing unit in J&K UT was today inaugurated here.
Sponsored by NABARD under the nationwide campaign ‘My Pad, My Right’ has been set up by the Self Help Group (SHG), Mansarovar.
Ramban district is the only district in J&K UT selected by the GOI among the 30 districts of the country under the pilot project – ‘My Pad, My Right’ to spread mass awareness among women about menstrual hygiene and make easy availability of sanitary pads to protect them from cervical cancer and other gynaecological disorders.
The unit was jointly inaugurated by DFO, Batote, Kuldip Singh and District Development Manager, NABARD, Ramban, Arushi Sharma.
The two day free sanitary pads manufacturing training was also imparted to 30 women members of the SHG; Mansoravar by a trainer from Delhi.
After the training, the SHG members have started manufacturing pads which will now be marketed by them locally besides spreading awareness among the women in rural areas.
According to DDM, the NABARD has established the unit for the SHG, bought machines worth about Rs.2 lakh, arranged raw material and will bear the rent of the hired building for one year besides provide handholding to it forever.
Others present on the occasion included LDM, Shakeel Ahmed, BDO, Batote, Sandip Kumar and Functional Manager, DIC.