'As the students pass out, they are provided next set of books (of the higher class) and books of the previous class become redundant,' said the official statement from Directorate of Education, Delhi. 'Schools are hereby directed to collect usable old text books from the students of all the classes to establish a Book Bank under Eco-Club in every school,' it further added.
Last year, Punjab government had also decided to set up 'book banks' with the same vision. 'The Education department will set up book banks in all schools of the state in order to save precious time and money of the students,' state Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary had said.
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