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Khushi Scheme of Odisha

Khushi Scheme of Odisha aims to provide good menstrual hygiene care to women of the state.
Khushi Scheme of Odisha
  • The initiative aims to promote health and hygiene among school going adolescent girls leading to higher retention in school and greater empowerment of women.

About the Scheme:

  • Under the Scheme, the Government will provide free sanitary napkins to 17 lakh girls studying in Classes 6 to 12 in Government and Government-Aided Schools.
  • The Scheme is being implemented by the health and family welfare department of the state at a cost of Rs 70 crore per year.

Why the Scheme has been initiated?

  • As per the data of the National Family Health Survey, in Odisha 53 per cent women use unhygienic methods and around 69 per cent women use cloth during menstruation. 
  • To address this dire scenario, the Odisha Government has initiated Khushi Scheme.
  • The Government of Odisha is also providing sanitary napkins to rural women at subsidised rates of Rs. 6 for six napkins through ASHA workers.

Question:

Q. Which Scheme of Odisha aims to provide good menstrual hygiene care to women of the state?
a. Garv
b. Suraksha
c. Khushi
d. None of the above
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