New Delhi : The authorities mentioned on Friday that as of January 31, 2020, greater than 1.27 crore pads of sanitary napkins have been bought by Jan Aushadhi Centers throughout the nation at a charge of 1 rupee per pad. Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda gave this info in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Gowda mentioned that there was an enormous improve within the demand for comfort pads on the charge of Re 1 per pad. This demand is 5 instances greater than the conventional demand. <! –
There was additionally a everlasting distinction in demand and provide. He knowledgeable that since 27 August 2019, the demand has been 1.88 crore pads and the availability has been 1.27 crore pads.
Gowda mentioned that to fulfill the rising demand, the Indian Drug PSU Bureau (BPPI), the implementing company of the Prime Minister's Bharatiya Janaushadhi Project (PMBJP), has contracted with three distributors for the acquisition of about eight crore pads per 12 months. Under this, orders have been issued to buy 3.10 crore pads. BPPI has a prepared inventory of 18.16 lakh pads out there.