Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday promised that sanitary pads would soon be available at half price.
Addressing the state assembly here on the occasion of International Women's Day, Naidu said his government has introduced a mechanism to check the health of pregnant women and newborn babies.
"We have brought a mechanism to check the health of pregnant women and newborn babies. We are implementing many schemes for their health and get rid of malnutrition.We have decided to supply sanitary pads at half the price. Soon the policy will be brought into implementation," he said.
"Trends will change. Days will come when grooms have to give dowry to brides. DWCRA groups are excelling in all manner. We are using them for poverty eradication," he added.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Chhattisgarh's social activist, late Kunwar Bai, who was chosen as a mascot for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.