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MCD to buy 70,000 bench-cum-desks for students

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 21:33

New Delhi: The MCD on Wednesday said it has initiated
the process to buy 70,000 bench-cum-desks for its primary
schools, which will benefit about two lakh students.
Chairman of Education Committee Mahinder Nagpal informed
the MCD House that a total of five lakh students in the first
shift and nearly 2.30 lakh students in the second shift use
2.50 lakh desks in MCD schools.

Over nine lakh students from class I to V study in MCD
primary schools, he said, adding, "The process to buy 70,000
dual desks for about two lakh students has been initiated by
the MCD."

The process will be completed at the earliest, he said.
At present, MCD provides mats for students who do not get
desks, he said.

Nagpal said the Education Department provided 12,297 desks
in primary schools in different areas in 2009-10.


First Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 21:33

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