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Anandi- Jute Based

Aakar Innovations Pvt Ltd.
Last Updated On 22 June 2018
Product USP
  • Affordable
  • Accessible
  • ~100% Compostable
Quick Summary
Product Category
Price Range
Up to 100
Year Of Establishment
Contact Name
Nishi Arora
Contact Number
(+91) 022-27570070
Organisation Address
B-309, Mahaavir Icon Sector 15 CBD Belapur
Navi Mumbai
Product Description

Anandi, is India’s first ~100% compostable, high quality sanitary napkin available in the low-cost market which provides women and girls in rural villages and urban slums a more environmentally sustainable solution.

The use of sterilized, disposable sanitary napkins, such as Anandi, prevents infections, illnesses, and the spread of diseases such as cervical cancer, and labour complications, all of which claim thousands of lives each year.


Many women are not able to use sanitary napkins due to the high costs of commercial brands. One pack of 8 compostable Anandi pads sells for INR 30 and the profit margin is returned to Anandi’s women entrepreneur 


Due to Aakar's mission to set up production units in rural villages and urban slums, Aakar's dedicated workers and women entrepreneur are able to produce and distribute Anandi pads throughout their own villages and homes breaking the accessibility barrier.

~100% Compostable

The compostable Anandi pad is produced with locally sourced agriwastes. It is fully compostable and aimed at solving rural and urban disposal issues all while ensuring environmental sustainability.


Recent Projects and Users

To be updated soon.

About Aakar Innovations Pvt Ltd.

Aakar is a hybrid social enterprise that enables women to produce and distribute affordable, high-quality, ~100% compostable sanitary napkins within their communities while simultaneously raising awareness and sensitization of menstrual hygiene management

Through the Aakar Model they endeavour to break the silence around the issue of Menstrual Hygiene and provide knowledge and guidance to all stakeholders, especially Adolescent girls.

Aakar’s vision is to create awareness about and access to affordable, high quality, environmental friendly menstrual hygiene products thereby empowering women and girls to make informed choices and enabling them to take charge of their own socio-economic development.


Aakar Innovations provides commercially viable solutions for production, distribution, marketing, and sales of affordable and environmentally friendly sanitary pads by local entrepreneurs in areas where these products would otherwise not be available.

Aakar Social Ventures supports awareness raising regarding sanitation and hygiene with a specific focus on menstrual hygiene in order to empower the last mile customers and enable them to make informed choices. Aakar Social Ventures also provides entrepreneurial and business skills training to Village Level Entrepreneurs to enforce and sustain livelihood opportunities.

For more information please visit the Link.


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