Lucknow: In order to make adolescent girls feel at home while at school, ensuring they do not see careers being hampered, the Uttar Pradesh Government is going to install sanitary pad vending machines and incinerators in 1000 government girls inter colleges.
There are also career guidance programs lined up in 779 schools. Apart from this, self defence training will also be given to girls in 28,839 schools.
Initially sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators were installed in Kasturba Gandhi residential schools running from class 6 to 8.
For the first time, under the overall education campaign, it will be expanded and state girls will be placed in inter colleges.
30 thousand rupees will be given per machine and incinerators. The total expenditure on the scheme will be Rs 3 crore. After this it is expected the girls will get rid of the problems in school during menstruation and they will be able to concentrate better on studies.
Notably for the first time, career counselling programs will be conducted for girls only in state schools and they will be taught the lesson of becoming self-reliant. Seven thousand rupees will be spent per school on this scheme. At the same time, girls up to class 8 will be given self defence training. For this, up to three months training will be imparted in 28839 schools. Nine thousand rupees will be given per school.
It is being learnt that in order to increase the self-confidence of adolescent girls in rural areas, they will be taught all soft skills including the art of communication, behaviour, right way of getting up and sitting so that they can do well in life. For this, a program will be run in 1.59 lakh primary schools in the state and for this the central government has approved a budget of Rs 23 crore.