Actor Akshay Kumar thanks Govt for exempting sanitary pads from GST

by Business | 22-07-2018 | 3464 views

National Award winning bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, whose film 'padman' tried to create awareness on menstrual hygiene, has thanked the GST Council for making sanitary napkins Goods and Services Tax (GST) free. Expressing his happiness, Akshay tweeted on Saturday. One of those days when a news brings tears of joy as a cause close to your heart gets fulfilled. Thank you GST council for understanding the need for menstrual hygien & exempting sanitary pads from tax. Iam sure crores of women in our country are silently sending gratitude your way. The GST on sanitary pads has been cut from 12 percent to zero.

Earlier this year Akshay narrated the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who introduced the low-cost sanitary napkins in india, in Padman. The film is produced by Twinkle Khanna and directed by R. Balki. It featured Radhika apte and sonam kapoor along with Akshay.

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