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no gst on sanitary pads, rakhis; rates slashed on shoes, several appliances




conceding a year long demand, sanitary pads today exempted from gst as the gst council reduced tax rates on an array of daily use appliances and products. while gst tax on sanitary pads was cut from 12 per cent to zero, rakhis were exempted from the tax, finance minister piyush goyal told reporters ...



gst council meet: sanitary napkins exempted from gst, says maharashtra fm




sanitary napkins will be exempt from gst, maharashtra finance minister sudhir mungantiwar said on saturday after a meeting of the gst council. sanitary napkins are taxed 12 per cent tax under the one-year old gst regime, which attracted serious criticism from various quarters. speaking to reporters ...



sonagachi sex workers hit by gst on sanitary pads




the 12 per cent gst on sanitary napkins imposed under the new tax regime has put sex workers of sonagachi, asia's largest red light area, in a spot, threatening to put the clock back when they were averse to using the pads.it was after a sustained awareness campaign about health and hygiene that the...



govt launches biodegradable sanitary napkins, priced at rs 2.50 per pad




the government on thursday launched biodegradable sanitary napkins, priced at rs 2.50 per pad, on the eve of international women's day, which will be available at pradhan mantri bhartiya janaushadhi pariyojana kendras.the sanitary napkins will be available in a pack of four pads for rs 10 across ove...



the morning after: monday, october 30th 2017




it's a reminder of the secrecy tech companies enforce on employees.apple fires employee after daughter's iphone x video goes viraljust because a tech company has announced a product doesn't mean employees are free to share or talk about it. unfortunately, one apple engineer learned that the hard way...



banana fiber sanitary pads can solve big problems in india




engadget met with saathi co-founders kristin kagetsu and tarun bothra at the hello tomorrow conference in paris. the company not only won €15,000 in the wellbeing cateogry of the hello tomorrow global startup challenge, but also the €5,000 impact prize and grand prize of €100,000 -- a sweep of...



a better sustainable sanitary pad




each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into north american landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 harvard business school report. additionally, it requires high amounts of fossil fuel energy...



anger rises over 12% gst on sanitary napkins




the 12% gst on sanitary napkins is attracting widespread criticism. in the earlier vat regime, they were taxed at just 5.5%.people from all walks of life have joined a campaign on micro-blogging site twitter to protest against the higher tax. doctors and women activists are among those tweeting unde...



centre mulls over installation of sanitary pad vending machines at government sc




the government schools may soon have provisions for making sanitary pads available to the girl students across the country.a high-level committee under minister of state for human resource development (hrd) upendra kushwaha has recommended for installation of sanitary napkin vending machines and inc...



sonagachi sex workers may go back to not using sanitary pads after 12% gst




press trust of india  |  kolkata  july 9, 2017 last updated at 10:55 ist



maharashtra schoolgirls to get sanitary pads for rs 5 under 'asmita yojana'




at a time when attempts are being made to remove the taboo associated with the topic of menstrual hygiene with increased awareness, the maharashtra government is all set to roll out its "asmita yojana" on the international women's day next month. under the scheme, girls in zilla parishad schools wil...



women detainees had to 'ask repeatedly' for sanitary items




last month,buzzfeednews, reported on an incident in the uk where a visitor who was on her period was "cell stripped and dressed in a paper suit", and had her underwear removed. according to the independent custody visiting association, this "is not an isolated incident" in uk police holding cells.t...



to protest 12% gst on sanitary napkins, campaign to send 1000 pads to pm




a group of students from gwalior have launched a campaign by writing messages on sanitary napkins to prime minister narendra modi urging him to eliminate 12% goods and services tax (gst) on the product and make it free of cost. the students launched the campaign to create awareness towards harassmen...



pad man: bollywood movie breaks india's menstruation taboos




a school dropout from a poor family in southern india’s tamil nadu, arunachalam muruganantham is an unlikely advocate for women’s menstrual health.but when muruganantham discovered that his wife was using rags during her periods, he wanted to help. the rag was so dirty, he says, that he wouldn...



pad man: bollywood movie breaks india's menstruation taboos




a school dropout from a poor family in southern india’s tamil nadu, arunachalam muruganantham is an unlikely advocate for women’s menstrual health.but when muruganantham discovered that his wife was using rags during her periods, he wanted to help. the rag was so dirty, he says, that he wouldn...



govt defends 12% tax on sanitary napkins




the government on monday defended the 12% gst rate on sanitary napkins, saying a lower rate would put domestic manufacturers at a “huge disadvantage”.it said the actual tax incidence on sanitary napkins after the announcement of the goods and services tax were either the same or less than prior ...



inspired by 'pad man', goa women are making eco-friendly sanitary napkins




as the film "pad man", starring well-known actor akshay kumar, released in theatres two days back, there was a palpable excitement in a small nondescript village near here. a group of women, who have beenfollowing in the footsteps of tamil nadu-based real life 'pad man' arunchalam muruganathan, were...



bodyform ad is the first ever to feature red ‘blood’ on a sanitary pad




bodyform has made headlines as the first brand to make a tv advert featuring ‘blood’ on a sanitary pad rather than the traditional blue liquid.the ad demonstrates the pad’s absorbency by having someone pour a vial of ‘blood’ - actually made from corn syrup and red food colouring - onto a p...



in last five years, real farm income has increased only marginally by 0.4%




why 12% gst on sanitary pads, asks pil; delhi hc issues notice to centrebusiness standardin 2011-12, 64% of the rural workforce was engaged in agriculturevipul vivek | indiaspend  july 19, 2017 last updated at 10:57 isthttp://mybs.in/2uxjwhk



tanya plibersek wants to repeal the tampon tax. but we can do better




it was heartening to see tanya plibersek confirm the labour party’s commitment to remove gst from sanitary items on wednesday. "australia levies gst on tampons but we don't apply it to viagra,” she said during a speech at the national press club ahead of international women’s day."only a bunch...



girl guides getting ‘period poverty’ badge




girl guides will get the chance to earn a “period poverty” badge as part of a new campaign by the scouting movement to encourage discussions about menstruation. girlguiding uk, a member of the world association of girl guides and girl scouts, has introduced a range of new activities aimed at...



a better sustainable sanitary pad




the shero pad, developed by a team of university of utah materials science and engineering students, is a new feminine hygiene pad that is 100 percent biodegradable and made from all natural materials. it consists of four layers and can break down in as little as 45 days. credit: ashlea pattersoneac...



gst council likely to slash tax rates on 80% items in top slab: sushil modi




bihar deputy chief minister sushil kumar modi, who is also a member of the gst council, today said tax rates on 80 per cent items of top 28 per cent slab are likely to be slashed at the council's meeting starting tomorrow."tax rates on 80 per cent of 227 items falling in top slab is likely to be red...



gst council to consider rate cut on items with low revenue impact on jul 21




the gst council may consider reduction in tax rates on host of items with low revenue implications as part of the tax rationalisation exercise in its next meeting on july 21. the items which could be considered for cutting of tax rates might include sanitary napkins, handicrafts and handloom goods, ...



sc schedules all petitions seeking removal of gst on sanitary napkins for januar




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the supreme court on monday (january 15) has said that it will hear a batch of petitions pending in the supreme court as well in bombay high court seeking removal of goods and services tax (gst) on sanitary napkins on january 22.many petitions...