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Provision of Free Textbooks

39.40 million free textbooks from Class Kachi to Class-X have been provided to students of public sector schools in the Punjab for current academic session 2017-18. Moreover,
1.51 million Practical Notebooks of Class-9th & Class-10th have also been provided to all High/Higher Secondary Schools in the province.
Year wise detail of free textbooks provided and expenditure incurred is given below:-

Academic Year Quantity of Free Textbooks (Million) Total Cost (Million)
2004 - 05 12 394
2005 - 06 21 743
2006 - 07 25 823
2007 - 08 30 910
2008 - 09 30.8 904
2009 - 10 33.5 1731
2010 - 11 35.5 1800
2011 - 12 40.08 2200
2012 - 13 40.2 2200
2013 - 14 38.5 3000
2014 - 15 38.5 3000
2015 - 16 38.6 3600
2016 - 17 38.7 3600
2017-18 39.4 3600