Let Sanitary Napkins be tax free: Women Congress

15-07-2017
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Udupi: The Congress Women’s wing here submitted an appeal to the Prime Minister through the DC to make Sanitary Napkins Tax free.


On June 11, at the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meet, women across the country kept waiting for the finance minister to say that sanitary napkins would be made tax-free, but when asked the question after the meeting, the reply was "we maintain the same stand as before".

The tax on sanitary napkins has been brought down from 14.5 per cent to 12 per cent.

The government has made condoms and bangles tax-free neglecting the health and hygiene of a women.

The women’s Congress demands to make women’s hygiene products Tax-free.

"Women in the rural aren’t much aware of the sanitary napkins and if the price remains high its de motivating for them to start using one." they said.

Veronica Cornelio president, district women’s Congress; Sarala Kanchan State women Congress leader, Women Congress leaders Dr Sunitha Shetty, Jyothi Hebbar, Chandrika Shetty, Pramila Jathanna, Mary D’Souza and others were present.

 

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