Delhi Kishori Yojana – Free Sanitary Pads Distribution Scheme for Girls
Delhi Kishori Yojana – The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejariwal is going to launch a new a free sanitary pads for Delhi girls & menstrual hygiene awareness scheme. The name of the scheme is Delhi Kishori Yojana. Under this scheme, the state government will distribute free sanitary napkins to adolescent girls in the schools. Besides this, the Delhi Government has also planned to create awareness about the menstrual hygiene amongst adolescent girls.
The main motive of the Delhi Government behind launching this scheme is to ensure the promotion of safe and hygienic practices during the menstrual period. Apart from this, the government will impart training on the issue of menstruation along with the girl teachers.
Eligibility Criteria for Delhi Kishori Yojana (Who will get free sanitary pads?)
- Under this scheme, all the adolescent school girls studying in class 6th to 12th will be provided the sanitary pads.
- Besides this, this scheme is applicable only to girls studying in the government girls school/government co-ed schools, government-aideds
Benefits of Delhi Kishori Yojana
- Free sanitary pads
- Menstrual hygiene awareness campaigns & trainings for teachers & students
8 lakh Girls in Delhi will Get Free Sanitary Pads Under Delhi Kishori Yojana
There are a total number of 8 lakh girls studying in government/government aided schools in Delhi. They all are made eligible for the scheme irrespective of their family income and castes. Under Delhi Government’s free sanitary pads scheme, they all will get a free packet of 10 napkins every month. Besides this, these napkins will be mostly free of cost or subsidized and the decision will be announced soon. Apart from this, the state government will fund the initiative.
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