Shillong,June 11: Several students and their parents are calling up the book stall owners in the city for the study materials but they are unable to do anything due to closure of shops and absence of home delivery system.
A few book stall owners said that the students are suffering without study materials as in April, the academic session started and from April 26 lockdown began and most of the students have not received their textbooks till date while at the same time online classes are going on.
“Parents and students are calling us to find out when the book shops will open, but we are unable to reply because from our government side they have not permitted us to open or to do home delivery”, a book stall owner said.
According to the book stall owners, not only students but even the general readers, who normally read fiction and others, have become restless during the lock down.
They said the government can allow home delivery system so that the students and book lovers will not suffer.
Many readers depend on online purchase of general books. However, the online service is limited or not prompt during the lockdown though the district administration recently allowed e-commerce and courier services.