Special awareness campaigns focusing on women's health will be run through women self-help groups, social and non-government organisations.
Adolescent girls, both school and non-school going, in the age group of 10 and 19 years, were to receive three packs of beltless sanitary napkins once every two months.
The Wednesday's move was welcomed by women groups and campaigners across the country.
The 35-year-old scientist, who returned to Narsinghpur district after her research on leukemia at the University of California in San Francisco, will embark on her project, ‘Padwoman.’
The film is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who found a way to make affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village.