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How central government Ujjwala Sanitary Napkins Initiative will help women in Odisha, will this provide free sanitary pads or will generate employment

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Under this Ujjwala Sanitary Napkins scheme all the women will get access to hygiene products along with employment opportunities in every district of the state. In 1st phase of Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin Initiative, oil marketing companies will setup around 100 local manufacturing units. OMCs will setup these units at common service centers (CSCs) across 93 blocks in 30 districts in Odisha.

Each pack will comprise of 8 sanitary pads for which the cost is Rs. 42 per pack. Moreover, each manufacturing unit will employ 5 or 6 Ujjwala beneficiaries. This initiative will provide opportunities to women to earn between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 15,000 per month.

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