Jodhpur: In a bid to keep the environment clean and healthy, government-run girls schools in Rajasthan will now get incinerators for the disposal of used sanitary napkins.
The clay-made incinerators are cost-effective as compared to the electric ones and convert the used sanitary napkins to ash.
While the government has been providing free sanitary napkins to girl students from Class 6 to 12, their disposal has been an issue, Pradeep K Gavande, Zila Parishad Chief Executive Officer, said.
“Improper disposal might lead to infection and spreading of diseases,” he said.
The clay incinerators will be set up in the schools of Jodhpur district with the help of Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC).
“Such incinerators are being used successfully in Gujarat and Maharashtra for the past 10 years. They have zero maintenance cost, cause zero-pollution and do not result in any infection,” he said.
According to Zila Parishad Additional Chief Executive Officer Chanchal Verma, these incinerators will be made locally and the schools where they will be installed have also been identified.
(With Inputs From PTI)