Jammu and Kashmir has fared better than the national average in providing textbooks to students enrolled in various government-run and registered private schools across the union territory, a report has revealed.As per the survey of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 96.4 percent of the enrolled school students were availing textbooks for their current grade in the academic year 2020, while it witnessed slight dip in 2021 and recorded 95.1 percent.On the national level, the ASER survey said 91.1 percent students had textbooks available for their current grade in 2021.In J&K, the survey stated that nearly five percent of the students studying in both private and government schools had no textbooks in the academic year 2021.“There was 1.3 percent dip in availability of textbooks in the academic year 2021 among the enrolled children for their current grade,” the report added.As per the survey, in the year 2020, a total of 80.5 percent of students from both government and private schools of India were availing the textbooks.However, there has been an increase in availability of textbooks by 11.4 percent from 2020-2021 as 91.1 percent students had textbooks available for their current grade.

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