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Delhi govt asks schools to form book banks to aid the under privileged

PTI
Published : Apr 21, 2018, 11:04 am IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2018, 11:31 am IST

Following a recommendation from the NGT, the plan is to collect old usable textbooks from students for better utilisation of used books.

Books will be provided to the less privileged children through School Management Committees. (Photo: Representational)
 Books will be provided to the less privileged children through School Management Committees. (Photo: Representational)

New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked its schools to collect old usable textbooks from students of all classes and form book banks. The move comes following recommendation of better utilisation of used books by the National Green Tribunal.

The banks will offer the books to underpriviliged children. "Every year lakhs of tonnes of paper gets consumed in printing of books for students. As the students pass out, they are provided a new set of books (of the higher class) and books of the previous class become redundant," a communication sent to government schools by the Directorate of Education (DoE) read.

 

"The schools are, hereby, directed to collect usable old text books from the students of all classes to set up a book bank under an eco club in every school," it stated.

The education department has directed schools that old books of the previous academic session should be collected from students on voluntary basis for the book bank. Books will be provided to the less privileged children through School Management Committees.

Tags: delhi government schools, education department
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi