The Women and Child Development Department of Madhya Pradesh launched the Udita Project in 2015 to create awareness around safe menstrual hygiene management. The programme was reaching 6,000 anganwadi centres in three districts of the state.
On this Menstrual Hygiene Day, the government will upscale the programme to 90,000 anganwadi centres in 15 districts. WaterAid India is working closely with the government to support this upscale through a public event in Bhopal on 28 May, 2016.
The high-profile event which will be attended by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, will see a launch of poster series and an animation video on menstruation, and a photo exhibition by WaterAid India.