In an unexpected move, the government exempted GST on sanitary napkins. The GST slab on sanitary napkins was condemned by activists who believed that menstrual hygiene was a major reason why girls dropped out of schools and colleges.
Previously, sanitary napkins were being sold at 12% GST and many people across India voiced their disapproval for the same.
Muruganantham, popularly known as pad-man, tweeted “Sanitary pads exempted from GST! Kudos to everyone who fought for this & thanks to
@PiyushGoyal Ji & Govt! Making menstrual hygiene accessible is just the start! #Padman team will be the happiest! @mrsfunnybones @akshaykumar – thanks for voicing! A MOVIE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! (sic)