State Planning To Provide School Bags To Primary Students


Kolkata: The West Bengal Government is planning to provide free schoolbags to students from classes I to IV. The School Education Department has been instructed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to prepare a tentative budget.

Earlier, Mamata Banerjee had planned the Sabuj Sathi Scheme to provide 40 lakh bicycles to school students so that they can come to school even from distant places.

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She also took the measure to provide school shoes to students from classes I to IV, after she noticed some students coming to school barefeet. The world-acclaimed Kanyashree Scheme encourages girl students to complete school education and pursue higher education.