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12 percent GST on sanitary napkins.
With ₹ 30 a month, the girls have set up ‘sanitary-napkin banks’, and a support group for their peers.
Sanitary waste is an environmental hazard.
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Under the new GST regime to be effective from 1 July 2017, sindoor, bangles and bindis have been exempted from tax. However, sanitary pads are still considered to be "luxury" goods and will be taxed a...
It even passed the blue-liquid test.
More recently, I made a switch from using tampons to reusable cloth menstrual pads. I'll be honest: tampons are absolutely more convenient and in many situations more comfortable. However, what I've learned over the past year about the damage that sanitary waste does to our environment was enough for me to withstand whatever minor inconvenience I may have each month.