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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