Madikeri: The Department of Handlooms and Textiles will be starting sanitary napkin manufacturing units in every district of the state to provide good quality sanitary napkins at a low price.
This women friendly initiative is taken by the department to help them become entrepreneurs and also contribute to the the Swachh Bharat Campaign.
Selected beneficiaries will be trained in making sanitary napkins. Department of Handlooms and Textiles has arranged for the machinery needed to manufacture the napkins from the companies concerned. The department will also provide all kinds of assistance including supply of raw materials to the manufacturing units. The selected beneficiaries should obtain loans from either banks or the Karnataka State Financial Corporation (KSFC).
A capital subsidy of 75 percent and interest subsidy of 15 percent on bank loan, i.e., 90 percent subsidiary will be released in four installments based on the progress of the project.
The sanitary napkin manufacturing unit comes under Technical Textile division and the beneficiaries who come under general category will get a maximum of 20 percent capital subsidy, 10 percent or maximum of Rs 10 Lakh additional subsidy to Technical Textile unit and 5 percent or maximum of Rs 5 Lakh subsidiary will be given to women entrepreneurs' unit.
Beneficiaries starting the manufacturing units need to have 1000 sq ft space. People who do not have their own space can take a property on lease. Marketing the products should be done by the beneficiaries.
Applications have been invited from interested candidates. For more information, contact Guruswamy, Assistant Director, Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Kohinoor Road, Madikeri, Kodagu district. Phone: 08272 220365.
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