NCERT Textbooks are available online for free at the Union HRD ministry’s initiative “e-paathshala”. Those students, who are finding it difficult to procure NCERT textbooks, can download NCERT books for free on ‘e-paathshala’.
NCERT has also given copyrights to over 8 state governments to print books as they deem fit to fulfill the requirements of their students. The NCERT textbooks from Class I to 12 are also available on web-based platform e-paathshala for free.
The HRD Ministry, in conjunction with CBSE in July 2015, had given a circular which states very clearly that forcing parents and children to buy too many textbooks is not only unhealthy but unsound practice.
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