"One sanitary pad making unit by the CSC shall be opened in each block of India..., which will be sold at low price of Rs 5-8 a unit through village-level entrepreneurs; so that we can progressively work in direction of improving natural hygiene," the Union law and IT minister told reporters after meeting state IT ministers and secretaries.
CSC e-Governance Services manages operations of common service centres (CSCs) across India which provide government services in rural area and off-late have diversified into selling ayurvedic products, LED bulbs etc.
He said that at present 2.8 lakh CSCs are operational across about 1.7 lakh gram panchayats (GPs).
Earlier in the day, Prasad at the meeting had said ration should not be denied to poor if they do not have Aadhaar.
"We need to think on ways to encourage people in getting Aadhaar," Prasad said.
He said alternate document should be used for providing benefits to the poor till they get Aadhaar.
As per government data, there are about 120 crore Aadhaar users in the country and 14 crore are yet to be enrolled. Most of the people left out of Aadhaar belong to North East, Jammu and Kashnmir and in the age group of 0-5 years.
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