Stree Swabhiman Yojana {स्त्री स्वाभिमान योजना}

Stree Swabhiman Yojana was launched by the Common Service Center, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. This scheme will support small Village Level Entrepreneurs, who are producing sanitary napkins. This scheme will also help to create awareness about the usage of sanitary napkins by women during menses period, made available Biodegradable as well as eco-friendly sanitary pads to the girls and women in rural areas at a very reasonable rate. Under this scheme, the government will help in setting up mini mechanized units of sanitary napkins and also provide training for manufacturing of sanitary napkins.


  • According to this new initiative by the government of India, sanitary napkins will be provided among the women and girls' in rural areas.
  • The main motive of the government is to make women and girls aware and to care for health and cleanliness during the menses period.
  • The initiative taken by the will be implemented by the CSCs all over the country.
  • CSCs will provide training as well as establish small units of Sanitary napkins which will help promote hygiene and support VLEs.
  • This scheme will also help to create employment for the women as the CSCs take the initiative like mini manufacturing units for production of Biodegradable and eco-friendly sanitary napkins been established very well amongst numerous Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).
  • The product will be sold under the local brand name as well as marketing will be done by Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).

Scheme name

Stree Swabhiman Yojana

Initiated by

Common Service Center, Ministry Of Electronics And Information Technology,
Government Of India

Beneficial for


Official website 

Important Things

  • Under these Sanitary pads will be manufactured by CSC sold to women and girls at a cheap price and will provide them safety.
  • Using these sanitary napkins will help women and girls from infection.
  • The central government is running a lot of awareness campaigns about health and hygiene-related to menstruation in women with the help of this scheme.
  • Under this scheme, many sanitary pad manufacturing units will be established through which pads will be manufactured with semi-automatic and manual processes.
  • The production of pads from this manufacturing unit is quite simple.
  • Installation of the unit is also comfortable and relaxed.
  • One unit of the sanitary pad can produce about 1500-2000 sanitary pads per day.
  • This scheme will also increase employment for women as 7-10 women are estimated to be employed in one unit. 
  • There are currently fifteen sanitary pad units in operation all over the country.
  • Under this scheme, it is expected that 35 thousand new jobs will be generated.
  • The motive of this scheme is to ensure good health and hygiene to girls and women.
  • Women and girls of all religions and castes can take advantage of the Stree Swabhiman Scheme.
  • This scheme has not only started to promote women empowerment but also to empower women as well as to make them healthy and fit.
  • Under the Stree Swabhiman Scheme, the government of India's aim is to make men aware of all the information related to menstruation as well as women's physical condition.
  • The central government says that this Stree Swabhiman Scheme is related to women's rights.
  • To provide access to sanitary pads to women who belong to poor sections of the country so they can avoid the use of dirty clothes.
  • The women and girls will get healthier and better lives using these sanitary pads.
  • The sanitary pads which will be provided under this scheme are environmentally friendly so that these sanitary pads can be damaged after use.
  • Sanitary pads manufactured by CSC do not pollute the environment after use. You can demolish them quickly.

Benefits of Stree Swabhiman Yojana

The essential benefits that can be taken by women and girls under this scheme are mentioned below:

  • CSCs will provide the sanitary pads to women and girls of the rural areas, which are Biodegradable and eco-friendly at a very reasonable rate.
  • This scheme will help generate employment as CSCs begin to support the VLEs.
  • CSCs will provide training as well as help in setting up small sanitary napkin manufacturing units.

Documents and Eligibility Details

If the applicants want to take benefits of this scheme, they must have to fulfil the eligibility criteria as well as have to submit some required documents. Details about eligibility criteria and required documents under this scheme are mentioned below:

  • The benefits of this scheme can only be taken by the women and girls in the country.
  • The applicant must have to submit an Aadhaar Card as a mandatory document to get registered under this scheme.
  • The applicant has to submit an identity card for identity proof. For identity proof you can submit Aadhaar card, Ration card, as well as any other government, recognized ID proof.
  • The applicant has to provide a valid mobile number.
  • Latest Passport size photo of the applicant.
  • The applicants have to submit an income certificate.
  • To get the financial support, the applicant has to provide his bank details.

The Registration Process

The women who are interested and want to apply to get benefits under this scheme have to follow the simple method that is given below.

1. First, the applicant has to visit the official website.

2. After visiting the official website, the home page will appear in front of you.

3. After visiting the homepage, you will see an option of Police Verification Form Format. You have to click on it.

4. Now the downloading of this form will start. After downloading you have to fill all the required details in it.

5. After filling the application form, verify it with the nearest police station.

6. After this, the applicants have to click below for the process of registration, and after proceeding, you will see a new page will open on your computer screen.

7. Now you have to fill your Aadhaar card number and some other details.

8. Then the authentication of Aadhaar number for registration will be completed through KYC.

9. After that select KYC and after selection you have to click to the proceed button.

10. After this, a new page will appear in front of you

11. Now you will get a new form in which you have to fill all the personal information asked.

12. After filling all the data, the applicants have to upload the necessary photo of the centre along with the police verification document.

13. Now you have to click on the submit button. In this way, you will get registered under this scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Stree Swabhiman Yojana?

It is an initiative started by the government of India under CSC to make women healthy and provide them sanitary napkins at an affordable price, especially to the women who live in rural and tribal areas.

Q: Who can establish a sanitary napkin manufacturing unit?

Any citizen of India can set up this unit by investing in the setup cost.

Q: What is the equipment used in the sanitary napkin manufacturing unit? 

The details of the equipment used in the sanitary napkin manufacturing unit are mentioned below:

  • Rolling raw material device
  • Pressing wings Dye-cut Machine
  • Pressing plate
  • Wings gumming device
  • UV radiation sterilizer
  • Bonding Gumming Device
  • Heat seal Machine etc.

Q: What is the raw material that is used to make sanitary napkins?

  • Virgin Wood Pulp sheet
  • Gel Sheet
  • Non-Woven White Sheet
  • Silicon Tape Paper
  • PE Back Sheet in White Color
  • Gum Eco friendly
  • Packaging material as per Govt. Norms

Q: How many workers are required in a sanitary napkins manufacturing unit?

Minimum 5 Women are required in one sanitary napkins manufacturing unit whose age is 18 years plus.

Q: How many napkins does one manufacturing unit produce in one day.

In a day, 500-700 pieces can be formed depending upon human resources' practice of job as well as efficiency.

Q: how many pieces of sanitary napkins in one packet?

There are eight sanitary Napkins in one packet.