There will be no shortage of textbooks this year, say officials

There will be no shortage of textbooks this year, say officials

Out of requirement of 13,42,481 books, 8,25,336 have been already supplied

The officials in Dakshina Kannada district are hopeful that the students from first to tenth standard will have textbooks in their hand when the school reopens on May 29, after two-month long summer vacation.

About 61 per cent of the total demand for textbooks has already been supplied to the district. In fact, all the needed textbooks for the first semester from class one to class ten has been supplied, said officials.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, an official said the remaining textbooks will be supplied by the end of May or June. There will be no shortage of textbooks this year, unlike the previous years.

The total demand for textbook in the district was 13,42,481. About 8,25,336 textbooks have been supplied to the district. The remaining 5,14,145 textbooks will be supplied soon. Of the total demand, the demand for free textbooks to be supplied among government schools is 9,35,557. The total number of textbooks, which will be distributed among private schools is 4,06,924, of which, 1,95,793 have been supplied to the district.

The demand for free textbooks in Bantwal taluk is 1,31,477, of which, 1,09,710 has been supplied. The demand from private schools is 55,729, of which, 28,342 have been supplied. In Belthangady taluk, the demand for free textbooks is 1,41,809, of which, 97,315 have been supplied. The demand from private schools was 32,757, of which, 16,463 have been supplied.

In Mangalore city, the indent given by the BEO for free textbooks was 1,16,625, of which, 78,105 textbooks have been supplied. In Mangalore taluk, the demand for free textbooks was 2,02685, of which, 1,34,752 have been supplied. From the private schools, there was demand for 1,16,915 textbooks, of which, 56,508 have been supplied so far. In Moodbidri, the demand for free textbooks was 53,622 and 32,552 have been supplied.

The demand for sale of textbooks in the private schools was 19,606, of which 9.884 have been supplied. In Puttur, the indent given by the BEO for the free textbook was 1,59,966, of which, 1,10,719 have been supplied. In Sullia, the total demand for free textbooks was 64,840, of which, 42,615 have been supplied. The demand from private schools was 24,408 textbooks, of which, 13,977 have been supplied.

For private schools, the department of Public Instruction has made arrangements for the sale of textbooks by opening a special counter during the working hours at the office of BEO. In many taluks, the BEOs have already supplied the textbooks to Block Resources Centres to be distributed among the schools, said sources in the office of the DDPI.

Tulu textbooks

As Tulu has been introduced as optional language from sixth standard, Dakshina Kannada DDPI has given indent for 13,000 textbooks for sixth standard, 14,000 for seventh standard and 4,800 for eighth standard with the Tulu Sahitya Academy.

Tulu textbooks were prepared based on the guidelines of the Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT) by the textbook committee.

The committee also gave special emphasis to national education policy while designing the curriculum, said sources in Tulu Sahitya Academy.

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