Schools asked to ensure lower bag weight on children, know more

In Karnataka, thus the state Department of Primary and Secondary Education is all set to issue guidelines on the issue

In yet major decision, the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) has issued an order asking all schools across the nation to reduce the weight on the shoulders of students.

As per the recent circular that has been issued to all states and union territories, the department has
instructed to formulate guidelines to make sure compliance of the order.

The circular also directed all states to submit a report in this regard.

In Karnataka, thus the state Department of Primary and Secondary Education is all set to issue guidelines on the issue.

It will now be applicable on all private, aided and government schools.

According to officials from the department, it will be enforced in the state from the 2019-20 academic year.

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