Karnataka limits weight of schoolbags

The Karnataka government has issued an order directing all schools in the State,including government,aided and unaided institutions to ensure that the weight of a school bag is not more than 10% of the child’s weight. This order comes after the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development had directed all States to draw up guidelines to… Continue reading Karnataka limits weight of schoolbags

Load off their backs: Meghalaya puts cap on weight of school bags

The Meghalaya government has put a cap on the weight of schoolbags for all classes. It has also restricted schools from assigning homework to students of classes I and II, except in subjects recommended by CBSE, ICSE or the state board. Meghalaya government’s orders are in line with the directives of the Ministry of Human… Continue reading Load off their backs: Meghalaya puts cap on weight of school bags