School equipment including books up to 300 percent
The parents allege that the material including school equipment and exercise books has increased by 300 percent. They also say that due to this, it is impossible to buy materials including school exercise books for next year.
They mention that a pencil which used to cost 10 rupees will cost 40 rupees, a pen will cost 30 rupees, and an exercise book which used to cost 55 rupees will cost 120 rupees.
They also say that the price of school shoes and bags, which used to cost 1200 rupees, has gone up to 3000 rupees, and the price of all items such as water bottles has become unsustainable.
In addition to this, he further said that the prices of all materials such as colored pencils, pastels, pencil boxes, etc. have increased greatly.