Staff Reporter

Kakinada: Joint Collector K. Sasidhar has instructed the Education Department to make free textbooks available for children by the time schools reopen after the summer vacation and take necessary steps to fully meet the district requirement of 40,32,425 textbooks in government schools, schools under the control of civic bodies and aided schools.

Addressing a district-level committee meeting on the issue, Mr. Sasidhar said the district has at present a stock of 5,85,273 textbooks and another 20,27,545 were recently supplied.