The requirement of books in the State is seven crore

Four crore already printed and sent to the districts

HYDERABAD: The Secondary Education Minister, J. Manikya Varaprasada Rao has asked the officials to supply text books to all schools by second week of June at any cost as Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was very particular about the issue.

After visiting the godown of the Government Text Books Press here on Wednesday, the Minister said supply of books should be monitored on a daily basis and he would hold a review meeting on June 3. He said the government would provide books to all the students in government schools irrespective of social groups free of cost.

The Director of A.P. Government Text Book Press, C.A.V. Prasad informed him that out of the seven crore books required in the State, four crore were already printed and sent to the districts. The remaining would be printed and distributed by June 12. He said syllabus has been changed for first, third and fifth classes from this year and new books with the changed syllabus are being printed.

Similarly, books for 650 SUCCESS schools launched in the State are also ready. “We have obtained copyright from CBSE for printing these books,” Mr. Prasad said.