Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can download school books in an e-format easily.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the website and said "as of now, 26 textbooks of classes IX to XII have been uploaded on the portal and these can be easily converted into audio files".
The books include 11 books of class IX, nine books of class X and three books of each classes XI and XII. He also told that board is in initial stages of implementing the e-locker facility.
Khattar said that his initiative is an important step in digitizing India and will help in realizing the Narendra Modi's dream of digital India.
"Students find it cumbersome to carry dozens of textbooks to schools. On the other hand, the digital textbooks could be taken on a small laptop or e- reader and clear notes can be made from those," he said.
There is also a facility to highlight a certain portion of e-textbooks which will make is simpler for the students to study and mark important points for quick revision during the exam times.