More than 550 schools under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi( MCD) will have special sanitary napkin incinerators. These incinerators will facilitate hygienic and eco-friendly disposal of sanitary napkins. The Delhi government has directed the heads and principles of these schools to install the incinerators with smoke control units in girls’ toilets. The female science lab attendant or science teacher will be in charge of the SNI (Sanitary Napkin Incinerator). In a letter to the schools, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has stated that the principles will pay the cost of these power plugs from Vidyalaya Kalyan Samiti (VKS) funds or grant in aids. Read on to know more.
3204 Toilet Blocks Of 553 MCD Schools To Have Sanitary Napkin Incinerators
As per officials, the Education Ministry’s Project Approval Board (PAB) has bestowed the work for the installation of sanitary napkin incinerators in 3,204 toilet blocks of 553 schools of DoE and MCD. According to an Indian Express report, the DoE said in a letter to schools, “Head of schools in consultation with the authorised representative shall identify the location in the toilet blocks where the product is to be installed. The principals make all immediate arrangement for proper power supply with power points at the proposed installation location. The cost of these power plugs will be paid by principals concerned from Vidyalaya Kalyan Samiti (VKS) funds or grant in aids.” It added, “The principal shall provide assistance and local support in transportation and installation of the product in the school”. Meanwhile, Scotland had become the first country in the world to provide sanitary products for free.
The In-Charge Will Give Demonstration On The Proper Usage Of The Incinerators
The female science lab attendant or science teacher will be in charge of the SNI. The directive has stated, “The OS will instruct the timetable in-charge to assign substitute periods of teachers on leave to in-charge SNI every day to carry out the demonstration. The in-charge shall prepare a class-wise schedule and escort the girls of the class to the toilet block to demonstrate the proper way of using the incinerator.” It added that all the girls from class 5 to the highest class of the school will get the training on a turn by turn basis. The schools will repeat the training until the girls become proficient in using the machine. The in-charge shall ensure switching on of the machine every day in the morning and switching off at the end of the school timings.
This is indeed one of the greatest initiatives by the Delhi authorities. As hygiene always comes first. Similar facilities should come up in other schools as well. They will not only assist in cleaner disposal of the napkins but also help to curb the spread of infections. On that note, have you met these amazing bikernis of India who are breaking stereotypes?