Tripura government has announced that the state government has approved proposal to provide free sanitary napkins to all girls from class VI to XII.
"To enhance female menstrual hygiene, the Tripura Cabinet gave approval for providing free sanitary napkins among all school girls from class sixth to twelfth," Education minister Ratanlal Nath said while addressing a press conference in the secretariat.
A total of 1, 68,252 students shall be covered under this new scheme called 'Kishori Suchita Abhiyan'. This will involve an investment of Rs 3, 61, 63,248 from the state's exchequer during a period of three years.
"The state education department has also adopted the 'Policy on School Bag 2020' in accordance with the guideline of the Department of School Education and Literacy of Education Ministry," the minister added.