Innovator : Afzal Shaikh (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Company : S A Enterprises
Sanitary napkin, a universally needed product, has a very low penetration in India due to the high price and the tradition of using cheaper but unhygienic old cloth pieces. The innovator has developed an assembly of low-cost and portable machines that produce quality sanitary napkins at a low cost. It requires four people to produce two pads per minute. The innovator has improvised a vending machine that can dispense single pads with the insertion of a coin.