MCD to buy 70000 desks for primary schools

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MCD to buy 70000 desks for primary schools

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has initiated the process to buy 70,000 bench – cum – desks for its primary schools which would benefit about two lakh students.

MCD Education Committee chairman Mahinder Nagpal has informed the MCD House that in the first shift a total of five lakh students and about 2.3 lakh students in the second shift use 2.5 lakh desks in MCD Schools.

Over nine lakh students from Classes I to V study in 1,729 MCD Primary Schools.

“The process of buying 70,000 dual desks for about two lakh students has been initiated by the MCD. The process would be completed at the earliest. At present, the MCD provides mats for students who do not get desks. The Education Department provided 12,297 desks in primary schools in different areas in 2009 – 10,” he added.