Keralas Kumbalanghi become India's First Sanitary-Napkin Free Village
Kumbalanghi in Kerala will be India's first village without
Kumbalanghi in Kerala is scheduled to be the first sanitary
napkin-free panchayat in the country.
This action is part of the 'Avalkayi' initiative, which is
being carried out in the Ernakulam electoral district in collaboration with HLL
Management Academy's "Thingal Scheme" and Indian Oil Corporation.
Menstrual cups will be supplied to women in Kumbalangi
village aged 18 and up as part of this campaign.
Under it, 5000 menstruation cups will be supplied. The
Governor will also designate Kumbalangi village as a model village at the same
The Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (PM-SAGY) is
funding the model village project. In addition, a new visitor information
center will be built in the village.
Kumbalangi is an island town on the fringes of Kerala's
It is a popular tourist destination known for its Chinese
It's roughly 12
kilometers from the city center, nestled among backwaters.
The village is also India's first eco-tourism destination.