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Two Students Bag Rs 75,000 Award After Inventing New Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins

Two Students Bag Rs 75,000 Award After Inventing New Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins

These young students were able to use their innovative talent to create a product that has the potential to reduce the waste generated by sanitary napkins

For their ingenious use of the Kenaf fibre to create eco-friendly, biodegradable sanitary napkins, two students of Kumaraguru College of Technology were awarded several accolades, including the Chhatra Vishwakarma Award, given for the spirit of engineering and creation.

Niveda R and Gowtham S, students of Fashion Technology at KCT, created the sanitary napkin by extracting fibre from the kenaf plant.

The plant itself is known for its antimicrobial properties and requires a low amount of water and fertilisers to grow.

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In India, 12 states grow the plant, making it a viable option for creating biodegradable projects. Using their own kenaf plants, Niveda and Gowtham managed to formulate a sanitary napkin which is easy to produce and reduces the generation of greenhouse gases.


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According to The Hindu, these young innovators also received the India Innovation Initiative (I3) award, recognising home-grown inventions that can benefit the population, and were given Rs. 75,000 for their eco-friendly endeavour.

These young students were able to use their innovative talent to create not just a household product, but one that has the potential to reduce the waste generated by sanitary napkins, providing the country with a sustainable alternative.

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