Menstrual Hygiene Management programme in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh


Dantewada District is one of the Aspirational districts, in Chhattisgarh. Dantewada is inhabited by several tribal groups, out of which three particular tribes are found widely in the district namely Halba, Muriyas/Dandami Mariyas or Gonds, Dorla. MHM is a district level scheme, of manufacturing and supplying free sanitary pads to underprivileged women of Dantewada.

Aim & Objective:

To counter Poor Menstrual Hygiene practices amongst the tribal female population in Dantewada and to achieve Menstrual Hygiene Awareness in the communities in Dantewada.

Statement of the Problem:

Traditionally in the tribal hinterlands of Dantewada, use of unhygienic dirty old clothes as pads, or the use of ash, straw etc, during the periods are prevelant.

Intervention that shaped into a District Level Policy and Nationwide Coverage

At present, we have opened 8 new centres that are being functional by 90 women SHG members, promoting rural women entrepreneurship.