SHUCHI scheme 2021-22, Free sanitary napkins for adolescent girls | SUCHI Yojana | Free Sanitary Napkins Distribution Scheme | फ्री में लड़कियों को सेनेटरी पैड
In this article, I will tell you about Suchi Scheme, Free Sanitary Napkins will be distributed under the SHUCHi Scheme. and the beneficiary will adolescent girls.
HIghlights of SUCHI Scheme
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The supreme court of Karnataka has conducted the govt “to implement in letter and spirit” the Shuchi scheme, a menstrual cleanliness project of issuing sanitary napkins to around 17 lakh beneficiary adolescent girls, for the year 2021-22.
The court issued the direction while noting that the scheme wasn’t implemented in 2019-20 and 2020-21 because the procurement of sanitary napkins to be distributed to adolescent girls wasn’t done on account of monetary constraints.
“In our opinion, the availability of separate toilets for adolescent girls in schools which of [offering] sanitary napkins to such girls on a day to day are all cases of not only empowerment of the girl child, but also implementation of the elemental right under Article 21A of the Constitution insofar as girls aged between six to 14 are involved,” noted a Division Bench including Justice B.V. Nagarathna and Justice J.M. Khazi.
The Bench was trying a PIL appeal, recorded in 2018 by the city-based Anti-Corruption Council of India, through which the court is controlling foundation in schools, health check-ups of youngsters, and hence the implementation of the Shuchi scheme in schools.
“While we appreciate the State for envisaging such a scheme, it is necessary to worry that it should be implemented in its true letter and spirit,” the Bench observed.
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Key Points of SUCHI Scheme
- The Shuchi Scheme, launched in 2013-14, was originally a Centrally-sponsored one. However, the Centre directed States to get over the scheme from 2015-16.
- The central government has helped the States/UTs by National Health Mission (NHM) in their schedule implementation plans for the decentralized acquirement of sanitary napkin packs.
- It is pointed at teaching awareness about Period’s hygiene with adolescent girls.
- A national scheme- Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) of the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development attempts to allow adolescent girls, to allow them to take charge of their days.
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Nod for Procurement Under SUCHI Scheme
First, the govt counsel informed the court that this month, administrative permission would be queried, and within 90 days following, around 2.04 crore sanitary napkins would be obtained.
In the event schools are closed, there’ll be community-based door-to-door distribution through doctors, but if the faculties reopen the distribution of the hygiene products shall be done at the faculties themselves, the council told the court.
The State government’s ‘Shuchi’ scheme covers adolescent girls within the age bracket of 10 to 19. the govt said to the Bench that a budgetary approx of ₹47 crores has been made for the acquirement of those Sanitary Napkins this year.
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SUCHi Scheme In Rural Areas
The Bench recognized that peculiar implementation of the SUCHI Scheme would help allow adolescent girls, especially those residing in rural and isolated areas who visit the taluk and district office for education. they typically miss attendance on specific days of the month during the period on account of not having Sanitary Napkins.