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Sanitary waste disposal issue in GUJARAT Village
of Rs.90,960
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    Archana Desai

    from Patan, Gujarat


This is a proposal to address a severe issue faced by women in villages during their menstrual cycle.
We are attempting to solve this issue at hand for a village called "Bukoli" located in Banaskantha district of Gujarat.

As an attempt to understand the low consumption of sanitary pads, we gathered that the problem is three folds:
a) Availability of Pads
b) Disposal of Pads
c) Awareness about Sanitary Pads

: Availability of Pads
The root cause of this issue is that sanitary pads are not sold in villages.
Also, men of the house usually visit a nearby market in the town and women feel shy to put forward their request for purchase of sanitary pads.

Here is a snapshot of sanitary pad requirement calculation:
Per woman, per month menstrual cycle= 16 sanitary pad
(Average of 4 pads each day with an average menstrual cycle of 4 days)

Estimating Yearly Requirement:
12 months menstrual cycle= 192 sanitary pad

Total Estimation (60 women)
Women in village = 60
Pads required = 11,520 sanitary pad
 Sanitary PAD packet contains 8 pads
Cost of each packet (8 pads) = Rs 34/-  
Requirement / month / woman = 2 packets

Sanitary PAD in PackWomen
Yearly PacketsCost
8  6016 11,520144048960/-

Sanitary PAD Cost34/-
Each Month2



Sanitary waste disposal has become an increasing problem in India as the plastic used in disposable sanitary napkins are not bio-degradable and lead to health and environmental hazards. The impact is more pronounced because of the unorganised ways of municipal solid waste management and poor community collection, disposal and transportation networks in the cities and villages.

We believe that providing access to sanitary pads alone would not solve the purpose.
As a result, we need to provide them with incinerator to ensure that used pads are disposed in the best way possible.

A brief on Incineration as a process:
Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas and heat.

Incinerators COST : 18,500 /-  * 2 =  37,000/-
We are planning to put two of them at a distance from each other so they can manage pad dumping requirement from 60 women in vicinity.

 48,960/- (PROBLEM 1)
 + 37,000/- (PROBLEM 2 )
 + 5000/- (Distribution Charges)
  = 90,960/-
Spreading awareness has been an ongoing effort from our team.Being a native of the same village gives us an edge to understand the psychology of women in the village.
Basis our interaction with majority women, we captured these issues and now wish to solve them holistically.

Two visits to this village with sanitary pads
and incinerator would cost approx. Rs. 5000/-

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