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January 05, 2019 Saturday 11:12:56 AM IST
Centre fixes weight of school bags

Children’s school bags are set to get lighter as several states and Union territories are acting on a recent communication from the Centre to formulate guidelines that set out the maximum weight in accordance with the class in which students are enrolled.

 

The Ministry of Human Resource Development which had announced ‘rationalisation’ of school syllabi by culling irrelevant or obsolete content, has said that Class X school bags must not exceed 5 kg, while for Classes I and II, they should not be more than 1.5kg. The norm for Classes III to V would be between 2 kg and 3 kg, for VI and VII, it should be 4 kg, and for Classes VIII and IX, 4.5kg. 

While setting class-wise weight limit on schoolbags, the Centre has asked States and Territories and education boards to ensure that the students are not asked to bring additional books and extra materials.

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