Chandigarh Government to Distribute Free Textbooks to Elementary StudentsThe National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Punjab School Education Board have provided textbooks (PSEB).
on Mar 29, 2023
The Chandigarh Government has announced the distribution of free textbooks to all registered students at the elementary level (classes I to VIII) in government and government-aided schools for the academic session 2023-24 to promote education and ensure access to learning materials.
The program is funded by the Samagra Shiksha grant and has a budget of Rs 305.263 lakh.
Free textbooks are intended to benefit all 97,263 pupils in government and government-aided elementary schools, including 55,860 in primary courses and 41,403 in upper primary classes.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Punjab School Education Board have provided textbooks (PSEB).
According to the UT Department of School Education information, textbooks have already been sent to 18 of the university's 20 clusters.
According to the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), 2021-22 report, all primary students in government and government-aided schools would receive free textbooks as part of the Samagra Shiksha initiative for the 2023-24 school year.
- Textbooks have been purchased from NCERT and PSEB as part of the Rs 305.263-lakh effort sanctioned under the Samagra Shiksha grant.
- NCERT has already given 4,24,875 volumes out of the 4,89,910 ordered by UT, with the remaining 51,000 books to be obtained from the PSEB in the next two days.
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