NAMSAI, Oct 5: Sanitary napkin production can be a good source of income for the rural women of Arunachal Pradesh, said MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom.
He was addressing the inaugural function of a 10-day training programme on sanitary napkin production organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology in collaboration with Bhopal (MP)-based Priyanshi Educational Cultural & Social Society (PECSS), and the Khun Ta Nau Welfare Society (KTNWS) here on Thursday.
He also spoke about the importance of menstrual hygiene.
Dr Rakesh Srivastav from the PECSS briefed the participants about marketing strategies for low-cost sanitary pads, while PECSS president Dr Shalini Saxena highlighted the economic benefits of sanitary pads production.
The science & technology department is providing free training to rural women on sanitary napkin production using low-cost machines, with the help of the PECSS, informed scientific officer of the project Yumbi Bijum Yongam.
KTNWS vice-president Timita Mungyak also spoke.