Faulty map: Maharashtra Board promises action

The map figured in geography and economics texbooks.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 17, 2013 3:55 am

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) promised action Thursday against all those responsible for an India map in the Class X textbooks that showed a substantial part of Arunachal Pradesh in China. The map figured in geography and economics texbooks.

The board apologised and promised to rectify the mistake in the chapter ‘India and its neighboring countries’ before the start of the new academic year.

The board has instructed all nine Balbharati depots to immediately stop sale of the book. The mistake will be corrected in unsold textbooks,which include about 1.2 lakh in English versions and around 8.71 lakh Marathi ones.

Krishna B Patil,MSBSHSE secretary,said the error occurred when size of the map was reduced.

“Action will be taken against all,including the printer,publishers,editors/pagemakers,” he said.

Till date,1.17 lakh textbooks in English and 4.71 lakh in Marathi containing the map have been sold. The board could swap the books for ones with the corrected map or may instruct schools to tell students to correct the mistake.

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