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Govt to import school uniform fabrics
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Feb '11
Sri Lankan Education Ministry has decided that it would be importing 50 percent of the fabric needed for school uniforms that it supposes to freely distribute to four million school going children.

The government, last year decided to procure the entire lot of textile that they required for the purpose from the domestic suppliers, but these domestic contractors fell short to supply the total requirement and the Ministry could not provide the uniforms to schools in many of the districts.

The Ministry each year requires around 14 million meters of textiles, but then as revealed by a recent study the domestic contractors are able to source only 54 percent of the overall requirement.

The government, by now, has provided free uniforms to schools in only nine districts.

The government, every year incurs a cost of Rs 1.2 billion on textiles for giving out a set of uniform to all the students in schools across the country.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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