Noida: To provide better access of basic hygiene to women, the Noida Industrial Development Authority is planning to equip each community centre and office in the city with sanitary napkin vending machines. The move is an extension of the ongoing drive under Cleanliness Survey 2020.
According to an official statement, the authority plans to install such machines in all the community centres and at places which attracts high footfall of women.
The authority has already installed such machines at around 35 locations including pink toilets, community centres and public conveniences in the city.
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It had developed ten pink toilets in different markets and busy locations in the city. Out of the total toilets, four are functional and the remaining six are on the verge of completion and would be opened shortly for public.
Further, the statement says that Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer of the Noida Authority, directed the concerned officers to ensure that all the upcoming toilets are equipped with the facility.
Each sanitary pad costs Rs 5 to the users availing the service at public places. The authority has made proper arrangement for its disposal in a scientific way to maintain hygiene and avoid the spread of bacteria.