Paper crisis likely to make notebooks expensive
As paper prices continue to go up, it is likely to spell trouble for the school and college students in the new academic year.
20 Apr 2022 | By PrintWeek Team
With the academic institutions opening up for physical sessions from June onwards, students may have to pay higher for notebooks. At the same time, there are worries that textbooks, especially those prepared under the New Education Policy may not be available on time.
The prices for writing paper are currently hovering between Rs 70-80 a kg, while some paper manufacturers are also charging Rs 100 a kg plus GST.
The paper prices have seen a massive rise from Rs 50-55 a kg during the pre-pandemic days.
With education institutes closed for nearly two years, it is also unlikely that notebook manufacturers will have excess stock of notebooks. So, they will have to print fresh batches of notebooks, and the students will have to bear the burden of the additional cost.