This is perhaps the greatest news that you have heard in a while. The government on what can be called the biggest win removed the GST tax on sanitary pads. A move which was widely demanded & it will help girls for their education & bring about a new awakening among the girls.
“I am sure all mothers and sisters will be very happy to hear that sanitary pads are now 100 percent exempt from tax,” Interim Finance Minister.
Sanitary pads were taxed at 12 percent under Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was launched in July 2017. This decision faced a lot of criticism considering the fact that condoms were tax free.
Last year, lawmaker Sushmita Dev launched a petition to demand a reduction or total removal of taxes on pads, citing that about 70 per cent of women in the country could not afford them.
The online petition gained more than 400,000 signatures.