The Maharashtra government will soon approach the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to discuss the ways in which the bags of the school children can be lighten.
School Education Minister Vinod Tawde, replying to a debate in Legislative Council said "the state government had already ensured that schoolbags carried by students of state board (SSC) schools are not heavy".
In 94 percent of the schools, school bags carried by the children are now lighter than before, he said.
In this regard, a Government resolution was also passed by the government two years ago but the situation in the schools affiliated to CBSE and ICSE did not change as these schools are not under the jurisdiction of the state.
To solve the problem of heavy bags in CBSE and ISCE schools, the state government will meet with the HRD Minister next month.
The issue was raised by the Congress' Sanjay Dutt, who said that according to the doctors, carrying such heavy bags can lead to life long medical problems in young students.
He further said "the state government should direct the CBSE and other central board schools to take steps to reduce the weight of school bags as their students too are from the state".