4 Lakh Primary Kids Wait for Notebooks

Published: 01st September 2015 04:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2015 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The turf war between the AAP Government and the BJP-led Corporations in Delhi has extracted a heavy toll on 4 lakh students of primary schools. While the AAP Government has increased the budget for education by more than 100 per cent by promising radical changes in the education system here, it is least interested in giving money to the Corporations to run the schools.

The cash-strapped corporations, struggling for quite some time, are unable to provide note books to around 4 lakh students studying in 746 primary schools run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)in the last five months.

“The reason appears to be that the tender has not been finalised,” said lawyer and activist Ashok Agarwal.

He said that it was a matter of great “national shame” that the authorities running these schools are totally callous towards the education of the children of the masses.

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