UP government had promised that from July 1- school bags, uniforms, shoes and books will be provided to the students of the primary schools after the launch of the 'school chalo abhiyan' by CM Yogi Aditynath of UP. But the state's basic Education Department failed to meet the goals set by him.
About 'school chalo abhiyan'
'School Chalo Abhiyan' is a campaign by the UP government to ensure that children are enrolled into regular schooling. Till now the campaign has been successful as the number of children enrolling into the schools from targeted areas is increasing progressively.
Books and bags are yet to be distributed
According to the reports from Indian Express, contracts for manufacturing the bags are yet to be given and same is the case with the tenders related to the shoes. In many places even, books and uniforms are yet to be distributed. For the purpose of the event the suppliers of the bags were asked to submit 200 bags.
Praveen Mani Tripathi, Basic Education Officer, Lucknow, said, "For the CM's event, we have purchased 200 shoes for students. The shoes are in accordance with the specifications. Even the bags have been purchased from those firms which got the tenders."
A senior officer said, "Printers have started supplying books and we hope that it would be completed by mid- July".
The books are expected to reach the schools this month. The tender for the books was given earlier but, got delayed due to the assembly elections.