Centre to set up at least one sanitary pad unit in each block of the country

Centre will set up at least one sanitary pad unit in each block of the country for better health and hygiene of women. These units will be set up through Common Services Centers network and will create employment for around 60 thousand women. This was announced by Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at the end of state IT Ministers Conference in New Delhi yesterday.

Government will also establish seven Centre of excellence across the country which will empower Digital India initiatives and promote new technology in different sectors, the Minister added. They will be set up in Chennai, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Lucknow in the fields of Financial technology, Medical Tech, Virtual Reality, Electronics Products and Blockchain, he said.