Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
The realm of Feminine hygiene is intensely poor in most part of the world.Affordability,availability & disposability of hygiene product are major concerns.Old(rags,cloths) & modern(pads,tampons) ways of maintaining feminine hygiene poses severe health risks to women.Generation of 125-150 kg of 90% plastic,toxic,nonbiodegradable menstrual waste by a single woman in her lifetime exacerbate risks to climate and environment,underlining need of action
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
envoTech will provide Raahi,a medicated,multilayered,affordable and biodegradable sanitary napkin.It contains novel,natural polymer hydrogel as superabsorbent (SAP) material replacing toxic SAP.Its components are free from dioxin (a potent carcinogen) and of organic origin.This scalable innovation will help women to manage menstrual needs and disposal in healthy and ecofriendly way.Both of these will improve feminine hygiene scenario,reduce toxic/non-biodegradable menstrual waste and improving lives of women.envoTech will help women-self help groups,NGOs,micro-entrepreneurs to distribute Raahi thereby bringing new income, improving employment.Our solution will promote gender equality,health and climate care,decent work and economic growth.
2nd prize in Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Team(BEST 2015) competition organised by Association of Biotechnology led Enterprises(ABLE) & Department of Biotechnology(DBT),Government of India.Appreciated for innovation and business potential.