GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN CHENNAI TO SOON GET ELECTRIC NAPKIN INCINERATORS

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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Dec 25, 2018 01:40 PM
Chennai government schools to get electric sanitary napkin incinerator

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Girl students can expect better hygiene in Chennai's government schools as the education department will soon install electric napkin incinerators to improve sanitation. The machines have already been installed in government schools across 13 districts.


According to a report in Times of India, the state government has allotted around 14 crore to acquire and install the machines in all government schools. The department has already installed 1,136 incinerators and has delivered 1,520 to schools.


Most schools in Cuddalore, Villupuram, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and 9 other districts have already begun using the machines. The maintenance costs of the machines will be taken care of by the schools themselves.


As per the report, students claim that the machine will be very beneficial. "What is more inconvenient than having periods is disposing the soiled napkins. We will not have to worry about maintaining hygiene in campus anymore," said Prateeksha, a Class X student.


The fully automated machine prevent any foul odour from used napkins, and can burn 150-200 napkins a day. The education department has also provided cupboard facilities in all schools to store toiletries including sanitary napkins, at Rs 64.01 lakh.

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