PadMan effect: 200 Railway Stations across India to get Sanitary Napkin Dispensers, Incinerators | News, Education, Technology | Nelive

PadMan effect: 200 Railway Stations across India to get Sanitary Napkin Dispensers, Incinerators

Mar 01, 2018 13:54
New Delhi
40
Share
PadMan effect: 200 railway stations across India to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incinerators

The Union Railway Ministry seems to have learned a lot from the recent Bollywood release PadMan. Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, Indian Railways has started installing sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators at around 200 major railway stations across the country.

The drive reportedly includes the installation of the machines at major bus and airport terminals as well.

Railway board Chairman Ashwan Lohani told PTI: "Efforts are being made to cover about 200 major and way-side Railway stations and Railway premises by March 8, 2018, International Women's Day for the benefit of women employees and women of financially weaker sections of the society."

"Dastak," a production unit started by the Railway Women's Welfare Central Organization (RWWCO) in January 2018, has taken up the task of producing eco-friendly sanitary pads at affordable prices at its Sarojini Nagar Railway Colony center in New Delhi, the railway ministry was quoted as saying by PTI.

The setup at Dastak includes a pad-making machine that utilizes wood pulp, gel sheet, back sheet, net, non-woven sheet and silicone paper — which are all biodegradable — to make the feminine hygiene products. The napkins are packed and sterilized using ultraviolet rays.

As of now, the Delhi unit employs six persons who work to produce 400 napkins a day. The self-help group venture Dastak will reportedly be scaled up for a pan India presence, reports said.

Source: DY365

Mar 01, 2018 13:54
New Delhi
40
Share

WhatsApp, NorhEast Iindia, Breaking News, News, Assam, Manipur, Politics, Crime, Travel, Lifestyle, NorhEast, NorhEasters

Subscribe to NorthEast India Breaking News Alert by sending Start to 9958459882 via WhatsApp

About Author

See also

Blockchains and Higher Education
Dibrugarh Pranjal Kumar Phukan
213
What will be the most important technology to change higher...
umroi-airport
Shillong Staff Curator
252
The state government and the Airports Authority of India (...
PDF MLAs meet Conrad, pledge support to MDA
Shillong Staff Curator
163
In defiance of the party chief’s threat to the alliance...
Panchayat Elections
Itanagar Staff Curator
213
The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) on Friday...
Ojing Taying
Itanagar Staff Curator
185
The Arunachal Pradesh government has handed over the Ojing...
New Delhi Staff Curator
91
The Centre on Friday made it clear to the Supreme Court...