17 lakh girls affected as state government halts free pads scheme

Some schools are buying them with their own funds. Bengaluru: The Karnataka government’s decision to halt funds to the Shuchi sanitary napkin distribution scheme in the 2020-21 budget has adversely affected students of rural schools and colleges. P. Jagadani, a 15-year-old student at a government school in Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu, informed The Observer: “We have not […]

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Poor sanitation in B’luru slums takes a toll on women’s health

Only 597 out of 2,000 slums get government help. Bengaluru: Of the 93 million slum residents in India, 85% have poor or no access to sanitation, according to the National Sample Survey Organization report of 2019-2020. This impacts women’s health more adversely than that of men. Rapid population growth has given rise to 2,000 slums […]

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