Innovation and the development of a sanitary pad from a locally available banana plant would offer schoolgirls and women a quality sanitary protection option.
Such an innovation would also eliminate the menace left by the non-biodegradable commercial pads on dumpsites. During every harvest, tons of banana stem is anyway cut and thrown as agro-waste. So, there is the utilization of the agro-waste, which is then turned out into environmentally friendly biodegradable sanitary napkins. The most important benefits are improvement in women’s health and a decrease in the negative impact on the environment. Also provides direct and indirect employment to women in rural areas.