Raipur, Feb 14:
Collector Topeshwar Verma launched sanitary pad product unit of women of ‘Bihan’ under ‘Mera Pad, Mera Adhikar’ program in village Pitepani of Dongargarh development block. Collector Verma said that this initiative of producing sanitary pads at the local level by women of Godavari Self Help Group of Bihan in collaboration with NABARD in the remote area is laudable. He said that cleanliness is very important during menstruation. Many types of diseases occur due to lack of cleanliness. The pad is scientifically constructed and examined. Women must use pads for the health and care of their bodies. He urged the village women to save every month keeping in mind their health and buy sanitary pads. In rural areas, women do a lot of work from home, farming and livelihood. Change must come with time. All women should buy pads, this would protect them from many diseases. Manufacturing of pads at the local level by the women’s group will make the pads available to the rural women at a reasonable cost. At the same time, the women of the group got livelihood. He instructed to submit a proposal for construction of a building for a training center of Rs 10 lakh. Collector Verma said that in this period of women empowerment, women are moving ahead in all fields. Godavari Self Help Groups make the village women aware of cleanliness and motivate them to use pads. He said that Padmashree Phulbasan Bai Yadav of Sukul Daihan has created a different identity through her work.
In the same way, everyone has to act honestly. Pad production machine has been provided free of cost by NABARD and raw material has also been provided, this will help the group. District Panchayat member Mrs. Ramakshtriya Chandravanshi said that there is a need to give information regarding the use of sanitary pads to teenage girls and women during the period of menstruation. DDM of NABARD Rajnandgaon Mr. Sunil Gavarkar said that my pad is my right dream project and Godavari Self Help Group of Chhattisgarh from Rajnandgaon district has been selected after looking at its works.
He informed that for this, pad production machine and two months’ raw material group have been given free of cost. The villagers were present on this occasion including SDM Mr. Avinash Bhoi, District CEO Mr. LK Kachlam, Sarpanch Mrs. Trijya Bai Verma, Group Vice President Mrs. Kavita Nishad, Mrs. Mamta, Aarti, Geeta, Draupati, Rajkumari, Pratima and Durga, Bhoomi.
Raipur, Feb 14: