After moving to compensate consumers over unscheduled power cuts, the Delhi government has asked its schools to collect old usable textbooks from students of all classes.
The schools have been said to form book banks.
This is amid recommendation of better utilization of used books by the National Green Tribunal.
It is said that the banks will offer the books to underprivileged children.
“Every year lakhs of tonnes of paper gets consumed in printing of books for students. As the students pass out, they are provided next 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 DoE stated that the schools are, hereby, directed to collect usable old text books from the students of all classes to set up a book bank under eco-club in every school.
The book collection has to be done however on voluntary basis for the book bank.
Books will be provided to the less privileged children through School Management Committees (SMCs).>