Menstruation is a subject that has culturally been considered a taboo and is entrenched with misconceptions and disregard, with little cognizance of the hazards of inadequate menstrual protection. The Project will highlight how the subject of feminine hygiene is grossly neglected at all levels.
When it comes an understanding of the functioning of government agencies, there is none better than Asoke Basak, now a retired IAS officer who served as the Additional Chief Secretary of the government of Maharashtra, Chairman of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Parishad-Bhir, Collector of Nasik and Nanded, Dairy Development Commissioner and has worked with the Maharashtra government in various other positions. He has two Masters degrees in Geology and Business Administration and a Diploma in Systems Management to his credit. His diverse experience in various fields of development administration is what has proved to be of immense benefit to WOTR.