The vending machines called 'Vendigo' would be installed in schools, colleges and public spaces.

Currently, installed in Bhawanipore Education Society College in Kolkata, the 'Vendigo' machines will dispense affordable and high-quality sanitary pads (three for Rs 10) and help save time, embarrassment and money for members of the fairer sex in need.

The project is being executed by Robust Solution, a Kolkata-based start-up enterprise implementing the project for HLL Lifecare, a public sector undertaking under the administrative control of the union ministry of health and family welfare.

According to AC Nielsen report, a provider of market research, of 2011, only 12 percent of the total 355 million menstruating women in India use sanitary napkins. That’s quite shocking as the ones who don't know how to deal with this natural cycle get succumbed to various diseases and infections which a most of  the time prove fatal.

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