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Bags of NMMC School Students to get lighter?

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation officials stated that the lockers will be ready by the next academic year. In the first phase, the civic body will build 35,787 lockers in 35 schools and the project is estimated to cost ₹10 crores.

Bags of NMMC School Students to get lighter?
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Heavy school bags have always been an issue for students. In order to reduce the weight of the bag drastically, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is all set to install lockers in schools where the kids can keep their books and other stationery and carry home only what is necessary. 

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Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation officials stated that these lockers will be ready by the next academic year. In the first phase, the civic body will build 35,787 lockers in 35 schools and the project is estimated to cost ₹10 crores. An education activist Sudhir Dani stated that though the Central Government has fixed the weight of school bags according to the class, the rules are not being followed. Children also have to carry lunchboxes and water bottles, adding to the weight of the bag.

Some Secondary School Certificate (SSC) schools have days like 'No Bag Day' wherein the kids only get their tiffin and the entire day is focused on education-based activities inside the school premises. Majority of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have locker facilities in their schools. 

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