Safe disposal-sanitary napkin





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Pune

Total Budget: $60,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Service Project Proposal

Feminine Hygiene

Under Disease Prevention and Treatment, following the theme Rotary serving Humanity

Rotary Club of Poona, Inspira

Goal of the Project: To tackle the problem of sanitary napkin disposal in Pune district by installing incinerators.

Why is this needed: Currently the sanitary napkins are mixed with regular waste from societies, public places and it's difficult to segregate them and dispose them off. This exposes these viral borne waste to the environment, animals and public at large causing diseases like Hepatitis B and C. It exposes waste pickers to disease-causing microorganisms E coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, HIV and pathogens that cause hepatitis and tetanus. Incinerating these napkins is the only way of getting rid of this menace.

Where to install and who will benefit: Individual and Large unit options available can be installed at Schools, Colleges, Ladies Hostel, Hotels, Railway Station, Air Ports, Bus Stops, Public Toilets and individual homes.

Every single unit of incinerator will directly benefit between 10 to 50 users per day based on the type and capacity of the incinerator, not to count the benefits to environment and society. This will also save the waste pickers from the in-human task of segregating this waste at various stages of the waste cycle. The cost of the incinerator varies from 3000 to Rs 40,000 based on the type and capacity. The table on the next page considers different types of incinerators at different sites, hence affects the cost that is assumed for calculations.

The project aims at installing 250 incinerator units across the district in the year 16-17

Cost of the Project: 60,000 USD

Total Beneficiaries: 28,400,650

Primary Host Partner

District: 3131

Rotary Club of: Pune Inspira

Primary Contact: Smita Vikhankar

Email: s.vikhankar@yahoo.co.in

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Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #20000.

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Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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System Entry

System Entry: Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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