Appreciating the demands for reducing the weight of school bags, the government said it has taken several initiatives in this regard.
Replying to supplementaries in Rajya Sabha, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has taken up a number of steps to promote digital learning in its schools.
Notably, promotion of digital learning is going to reduce the weight of school bags.
He said all class eight students in 25 Kendriya Vidyalayas, one in each region, will be provided with good quality tablets on pilot basis. The students will use these tablets along with their teachers to enhanced their core skills in mathematics and science.