58 percent school kids in Maharashtra suffer from orthopaedic ailment due to heavy bags: Report

After perusing the report, the court observed that children will have to carry trolley bags soon as the backpacks they carry at present are not enough.

Created On: Jul 4, 2015 16:00 ISTModified On: Jul 8, 2015 13:01 IST

Maharashtra-government-appointed committee submitted its 12-page report to the Bombay High Court on 3 July 2015. The report says that over 58 percent of students below 10 years of age who carries heavy school bags are suffering from orthopaedic ailments in Maharashtra.

The division bench of Justice VM Kanade and Justice Colabawala was informed that the report has been accepted by the Maharashtra Government.

After perusing the report, the court observed that children will have to carry trolley bags soon as the backpacks they carry at present are not enough.

The court asked government to inform that by when it is likely to implement the suggestions made by the committee in its report. The state government has been asked to file its reply by 23 July 2015.

It also suggested the government to consider directing schools to set up lockers where children can keep their textbooks instead of carrying it daily.

Recommendations of the committee

• One book should be used for three months for each subject.
• The textbook weight can be reduced by using less weight paper and no hardcover.
• It suggested use of e-classroom, audio- visual technology and other technological means for teaching.

The committee was appointed following a public interest litigation filed by activist Swati Patil on the issue.

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