Mumbai : After perusing the compliance report filed by the State government, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed officers of the education department to visit the schools in the month of June and submit a report on whether the schools are adhering with the government resolution of reducing the weight of school bags.

A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Prakash Naik who were hearing the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by activist Swati Patil, was informed that the State government has asked schools to install water coolers and students are told not to carry water bottles so that the schools can implement the resolution. The court observed that the children should not bear the brunt of the dispute between the parents and schools. The court pulled up the government and asked it to not insist on educational institutions to direct students not to carry water bottles even if the water coolers are installed.

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