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Stubble burning unabated
After harvesting of wheat crop, like every year, farmers have once again started burning wheat stubble in their fields, so that they can sow cotton crop. The atmosphere is full of burnt ash which can be seen over parked cars and roofs of houses in the morning. It creates a lot of pollution. Looking at the way Covid is spreading, the administration must persuade the farmers not to do so, otherwise it will increase breathing problems of the elderly and Covid patients. Ramesh Gupta, Narwana
Schools must use NCERT books for CBSE affiliation
Apropos “Pvt schools must use NCERT books, orders Edu Directorate” (TT, 11 May),education is getting commercialised and parents are being cheated in the name of quality. Students of CBSE-affiliated private schools find it difficult to switch over to NCERT books for their school-leaving examinations. NCERT books are designed by teachers and educationists specialising in their respective fields. Schools intend to challenge the government order to exercise their freedom of choice. Courts need to keep the interest of students paramount and involve parents’ associations in the litigation. CBSE needs to make NCERT books compulsory for affiliation of a school with it. Lalit Bharadwaj, Panchkula