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Menstruations problems

Many women can’t afford menstrual products so they’re using cloth, husk sand or...ashes. 😳

08/15/2017 4:30 PM
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  • Shivendra S.
    08/15/2017 17:34

    Really a point worth of attention

  • Bhumika T.
    08/15/2017 17:43

    Really we should not pay tax on sanitary napkins

  • Ravi R.
    08/15/2017 17:51

    BJP NARENDER MODI GST

  • S B.
    08/15/2017 18:05

    Is that anything as youth we can do regarding this matter.... For the better ment of women's pride and living???!!

  • Priyanka S.
    08/15/2017 18:12

    Fully support

  • Vijay G.
    08/15/2017 18:38

    Modi ko pucho GST lagake in garib ladki log ko kya faayada huwa...

  • Chahat M.
    08/15/2017 18:40

    Gayathri

  • Roja N.
    08/15/2017 18:40

    Yar nobody will consider it.modi Tak tho door ki bath.nobody will talk about this problem openly because it's sanitary napkin.aahh girls has to effort it.no choice .no hope from government

  • Swati J.
    08/15/2017 18:48

    I support for it... No tax..

  • Bikram S.
    08/15/2017 18:52

    Akshay Kumar ka next film iske upar Bess hoke banega

  • Zarish N.
    08/15/2017 18:56

    You know. Instead of removing thw tax from sanitary napkins, we should encourage women to use cloth napkins. The reason is that. Sanitary napkins are made of plastic, cellulose and other materials which are non biodegradable. You can't even imagine how much waste they create every year. Also, pads contain many harmful chemicals and gels for absorbing discharge. There chemicals harm the skin causing rash, as well as cervix in the long run. Women in many foreign countries have started making their own napkins with cotton clothes and stuffed with cotton and old clothes, which are re-usable and washable. Indians have to stop making menstruation a taboo and start discussing alternatives for these harmful plastic made napkins.

  • Shilpi B.
    08/15/2017 19:03

    see govt says its 57.6% but its actually 12% only. I still said 20%.

  • Ashutosh T.
    08/15/2017 19:09

    what is d use of tax in dis

  • Sujaya D.
    08/15/2017 19:16

    Sanitary napkins are tax free - it actually sounds good for all women . I agree. But here the problem is not GST. If they will be even tax free still lots of women can't afford it. So in that condition, problem can be solved if sanitary napkins will be almost in a free of cost. let's understand the matter logically & in a little different perspective. If we notice we will find the GST rates have been kept as close as possible to the pre-GST tax incidence (which includes excise, central sales tax, state VAT and other levies) & (sindoor /bangles) these items were in the 0 percent category even earlier. Actually these were produced in the unorganized sector/ the cottage industry, that is why tax was not levied on them. Now give a look here.. Do u really think putting sanitary napkins in the 0 percent GST slab make them affordable? Well let us assume that it is only the tax which is making sanitary napkins unaffordable. The MRP of a pack of 10 belted sanitary napkins is Rs 85. Let us also assume that it is Rs 85 only because of a 12 percent VAT (post-GST stocks have not yet made it to shop shelves). The pre-tax price then works out to Rs 76. So zero rating sanitary napkins results in a difference of only Rs 9 on a packet of 10 napkins. Is it the argument of those who are rooting for 0 percent duty that a person who finds a packet priced at Rs 85 unaffordable will find a packet priced at Rs 76 affordable? The above example relates to a multinational brand, which women from the lower income groups can never afford even with zero tax. But what happens in the case of lower priced locally manufactured ones? Assume a pack of 10 napkins costs Rs 50 without tax. A 12 per cent GST takes the price to Rs 56. Is this a price difference that will influence buying behaviour? Certainly Menstrual hygiene is a serious issue which has not got the attention it deserves. But is zero rating sanitary napkins the right answer? A few months back we were very much OK with the 13-14% tax in sanitary napkin.. Then why this 12% is now bothering us a lot.? Is it really a crucial issue? As there are So many major issues to deal with like poverty, global warming, casteism, female Foeticide, corruption.

  • Deepak C.
    08/15/2017 19:20

    titli?

  • Vishal S.
    08/15/2017 19:21

    kapda kyo use krta hai bhai 😂😂�rnha Vinay Daroni

  • Rishabh A.
    08/15/2017 19:23

    12% GST on pads is what holding women from using it. Is it? Where's is the logic in posts these days? Instead of cribbing about fractional taxes, we should encourage women to use them and increase awareness about mestrual cleanliness. It is more of these companies that feed a large margin on these products. We should look for alternative brands that make it more affordable.

  • Deepti G.
    08/15/2017 19:33

    I think instead of removing tax we should focus on free dispensation of sanitary napkins/tampons. Removing of 6 rs tax from 56 rs product or 12 rs from 112 rs product will not make an effect.

  • Mohammad O.
    08/15/2017 22:15

    Governements and people should invest on hygiene of men and women and thus subsidise basic amenities like sanitary pads

  • Tohozhe A.
    08/16/2017 00:42

    Govt must revisit & make cheapest rate.