Booksellers suggest NCERT to open sales depots at J&K – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
UDHAMPUR, 29th January: Udhampur Book Vendors Association has appealed to NCERT to open its sales depots in Jammu and Kashmir so that students can get books in a timely manner.
Speaking to the media, the Chairman of the Book Sellers Association, Arun Kumar Gupta, drew the attention of the authorities concerned to the very important issue relating to the publication and distribution of school textbooks, from 1st to the 12th class.
“The distribution work has been controlled by NCERT, headquartered in Delhi, from where registered booksellers all over India make purchases and transport these books to their respective states after payment of huge freight,” said he said, adding that NCERT pays a commission. to booksellers who have to bear all the expense with the result that students obtain these books either at print rates or for some time at higher rates.
Arun Kumar suggested that NCERT should open its sales depots in each state as this will help students as well as booksellers to make books available at reasonable rates. Also, he added, it will help create jobs for locals and check the sale of duplicate books in the market.