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Schoolbag business in Srinagar impacted as institutes remain closed due to COVID surge

Since the beginning of the pandemic, educational institutions were ordered to close down, however, they opened in March this year for the students of senior classes

Published on 29th April 2021

School bag weight should be 10% of body weight, no homework till Class 2: School Bag Policy 2020

The document of the School Bag Policy is in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) released in July this year 

Published on 8th December 2020

School kids to soon go without bags atleast one day in a month post lockdown

The letter sent to school education secretaries in all the states also said that from first to tenth grade, the weight of the school bag should not exceed 10% of the student’s weight

Published on 4th December 2020

Manipur joins UP, AP in implementing 'No School Bag Day' to reduce stress among young students

The decision was taken after considering the long term physical and mental effects of carrying heavy school bags every day by young students

Published on 9th September 2019
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Odisha government to reduce the weight of bags in private schools of the state

As per state government guidelines, private schools will now have to set the accurate weight of students' school bags

Published on 7th August 2019

Weight of school bags not yet regulated in Hyderabad schools despite order two years ago

As per surveys conducted in several districts of the state weight of school bags at primary level ranges between 6-12 kg and that of high school students is between 12-17 kg

Published on 12th June 2019

Andhra schools children to have weekly 'no-bag' day, will play sport, participate in cultural activities

The move comes after Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry ordered a cap on the weight of school bags

Published on 2nd June 2019

CBSE yet to conform to guidelines on heavy school bags, no instruction to make books lighter

The Kerala state education department had given guidelines on the maximum weight of school bags, and CBSE schools are yet to take measures regarding this

Published on 27th April 2019
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HC directs DPI to reply to petition seeking to lighten the weight of school bags in two weeks

The petitioner said the CBSE director had issued a circular in 2016 directing all its affiliated schools to take appropriate steps for reducing the weight of school bags

Published on 28th March 2019

No homework for students of Classes I and II: HRD ministry to schools

Students should not be asked to bring additional books, extra materials and the weight of a school bag should not exceed the prescribed limit

Published on 26th November 2018

Prakash Javadekar says he will help schools with digital boards and projectors to make school bags lighter

The Union Human Resource Development Minister said that the digitisation of schools will help lessen the weight of school bags

Published on 11th July 2017

Load off: Telangana government to soon issue guidelines to regulate the weight of school bags

In a move which could bring a major relief to school students in Telangana, the State government is planning to issue guidelines on the weight of school bags soon

Published on 15th June 2017

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