Khushi Scheme Odisha

Free sanitary napkins will be provided to girl students in all schools across Odisha

Odisha Government has launched Khusi Scheme (Free sanitary napkins / pads distribution scheme) for the girl students in Odisha. The scheme is aimed at creating awareness about & improve menstrual hygiene among adolescent girl students in the state. Government has alloted budget of Rs. 446 crore for five years for the scheme. 17.25 lakh girls studying in class 6th & 7th in government & non-government schools in Odisha are the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Read More: List of schemes by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Khushi Scheme
Alternate Names: Kusi Yojana / Free Sanitary Napkins / Pads Distribution Scheme
State: Odisha
Benefits: School girls to get free sanitary pads every month
Beneficiaries: School girls in Odisha
Budget: Rs. 446 crores

The primary objective of the scheme is to increase awareness about the women health related issues & also to reduce girl`s drop-out rates.

Benefits:

  • 18 free belt-less sanitary pads every month to be given to the girl students

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicable only in Odisha
  • Applicable only to the students of 6th & 7th class girl students only
  • All the government, non-government aided schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas & Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalayas will be covered under the scheme

Read More: List of schemes & scholarships for girls

The scheme is approved in the recent cabinet meeting headed by the Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. The free sanitary pads distribution scheme will be implemented by the School and Mass Education, Scheduled Tribe & Scheduled Caste Development and Minorities & Backward Classes, & Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Departments.

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