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The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research
Type Government institution
Established 1967
Location Pune, Maharashtra, India
18°31′04″N 73°48′53″E / 18.5177°N 73.8148°E / 18.5177; 73.8148Coordinates: 18°31′04″N 73°48′53″E / 18.5177°N 73.8148°E / 18.5177; 73.8148

Balbharati (The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research) is located in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

The Institute[edit]

The institute was established by the Government of Maharashtra on 27 January 1967. This was as per the recommendations of the Kothari Commission. This is in view to improve the quality of textbooks for Stds. I to VIII. The other intention was to make textbooks available at a reasonable price. Balbharati institute is an autonomous body registered under the Public Trusts Act 1950 and the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

The Editorial Team[edit]

The editorial team consists of following members:

  • Vijaya Wad
  • Gajanan Chawhan
  • H G Narlawar
  • Rajeev Tambe
  • Dilip Phaltankar
  • Shrikant Chougule
  • Madhav Rajguru[1]

Online books[edit]

Since students are not getting textbooks even after schools start, Balbharati put up soft copies of all its textbooks on its website, from where they can be easily downloaded. The e books from first to eighth standard are downloadable from the website of Balbharti.[2] Currently the books are available in eight languages — Marathi, English, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Telugu, Sindhi and Gujarati. 35 books titled My District for Std III Geography for each district in the state are available on the website.[3]


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