Jagan releases ‘Sweccha’ to safeguard ladies’ hygiene at schools


VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday released the Swechha program which aims at the health and hygiene of teen ladies studying in government schools and colleges by supplying quality feminine napkins at free of cost. Speaking on the event, the Chief Minister said almost 23 percent of girls in the country were keeping away from attending schools and colleges throughout menstruation.

The Chief Minister stated in order to alter these scenarios, the state government had actually been taking measures right from enhancing toilets in all federal government institutions under the Nadu-Nedu initiative to the Swechha program. He stated under this effort, awareness on menstruation would be developed amongst students between classes 7 and 12, as soon as in on a monthly basis by females teachers, ANM personnel and ladies cops.

Jagan Mohan Reddy stated apart from this, awareness on Disha App and Disha Act would also be created by ladies authorities and the joint collector (Aasara) would be keeping track of the orientation programmes. A ladies teacher would be appointed as a nodal officer and the state federal government would offer quality sanitary napkins to over 10 lakh students studying between classes 7 and 12 at an expense of Rs 32 crore, where each trainee would get 120 napkins every year. The trainees will also be taught on correct disposal of sanitary pads, where separate dustbins and 6,417 incinerators have actually been provided under CLAP program.

The Chief Minister said the state was leading in women empowerment, where these feminine napkins would be cost Cheyutha shops at budget friendly rates. The government started Nadu-Nedu and revamped all toilets in 56,703 schools and hostels by building them with running water centers. In the first phase, 15,715 schools had been renovated and all the remaining schools would be covered by 2023, he said.

Later on, throughout the occasion, the Chief Minister launched a poster on the Swechha program. Women and child well-being minister Taneti Vanitha invited distribution of hygienic napkins totally free of cost to adolescent girls under the Swechha programme and thanked the Chief Minister for focusing on the health and health of trainees. She stated feminine napkins were being dispersed to 10 lakh students and a nodal officer would monitor the distribution in every school and added that branded napkins were being provided at YSR Cheyutha shops.

Minister Vanita stated napkins were being acquired from Procter & & Gamble and Niine business and included that stocks required for October and November were currently sent to schools. She advised that the state government had been spending Rs 1,800 crore annually for Sampoorna Poshana and Sampoorna Poshana Plus plans focusing on much better health for ladies.

Ministers Thaneti Vanita, Adimulapu Suresh, Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, Women and Kid Well-being principal secretary AR Anuradha, social welfare principal secretary K Sunitha, tribal welfare secretary Kantilal Dande, health and household welfare commissioner Katamaneni Bhasker, SERP CEO Imtiaz, ladies and child well-being director (Disha unique officer) Kritika Shukla, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan SPD Vetri Selvi, school education director Vadrevu China Veerabhadrudu and other officials were present.

Published at Tue, 05 Oct 2021 13:30:50 -0500