PATNA: Bihar government has started providing free sanitary napkins to adolescent girl students in government schools to help them maintain hygiene.
State Education minister Ashok Choudhary told reporters that school girls from class VIII to X have been provided Rs. 150 each for buying sanitary napkins for themselves.
The money for sanitary napkins has been made available under “Mukhyamantri Kishori Swasthya Karyakram”, the minister accompanied by Principal Secretary, Education, D S Gangwar, said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced providing sanitary napkins to girl students after assuming office in February 2015.
The announcement had received kudos like his other initiatives of providing cycle and free uniform and books to students enrolled in government schools.