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.
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.