DBT to collaborate with Aakar Innovations for introducing bio compostable Sanitary Napkin units in 3 districts of Rajasthan(Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Jhalawar) and 2 districts of Maharashtra(Jalna, Nashik)
The organization, ‘Aakar Innovations’, has been identified by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to implement this project to enable local SHGs/ women to run micro- factories that manufacture and distribute affordable, high-quality, ~100% compostable sanitary napkins within their communities, in the last mile. The Aakar solutions approach will build on these key aspects-
creating livelihoods for women in remote areas,
producing an environment friendly product and building awareness on safe disposal
building healthy practices around MHM at the school and community level.
Train champions and master trainers who continue to work on MHM and gender issues in the area