Arunachalam Muruganantham

  • Social Entrepreneur | Inventor | Padma Shri Awardee

Arunachalam is a social entrepreneur and inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has innovated grass-roots mechanisms to generate awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India.

Arunachalam’s Jayaashree Industries designed, created, tested and implemented a sanitary napkin-making machine that operates on a small scale. Contrary to a large-scale production model which requires Rs.3.5 Crores as initial investment, his sanitary napkin-making machine can be made available to a buyer for approximately Rs. 65,000.