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Free Sanitary Pads To 17 Lakh Odisha Girl Students - Scheme KHUSHI Launched

                  As part of its initiatives to empower women, the Odisha government launched a scheme "KHUSHI" to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the Odisha state.A senior government official said the scheme will be implemented by the health and family welfare department of the Odisha at a cost of 70 crores per year.

"In continuation of our pro-women initiatives, I am happy to announce the scheme 'KHUSHI'. Under the scheme, the state will provide free sanitary napkins to 17 lakh girls studying in Classes 6 to 12 in government and government-aided schools," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters.

Free Sanitary Pads To 17 Lakh Odisha Girl Students - Scheme KHUSHI Launched


He also said In addition to school-going girls, the BJD (Biju Janata Dal) government will also provide napkins to women in rural communities at subsidized rates.

The Chief Minister said, "I am sure this step will go a long way in promoting health and hygiene among adolescent girls and lead to higher retention in schools," .


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