Himachal bans leather shoes in schools

Students in government schools in Himachal Pradesh have been told not to wear leather shoes because they are not environment friendly.

Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 12:57 PM IST

Shimla: Students in government schools in Himachal Pradesh have been told not to wear leather shoes because they are not environment friendly.
"Leather shoes have been excluded from the school uniform in all government schools," according to the Principal Secretary (Education) Shrikant Baldi. "Now the students can wear only canvas shoes."

Himachal Pradesh has over 15,000 primary and higher secondary government schools with a strength of around 10 lakh students.

IANS