Shimla: There will soon be a new dress code for government schools in Himachal as the government plans to exclude leather shoes as they are not environment friendly.
Director Education OP Sharma said the leather shoes are made by slaughtering animals and are not environment friendly. He said tennis shoes would be introduced in place of leather shoes.
The department has written to all school principals to get their feedback, he added.
The total strength of students in government schools across Himachal is expected to be 10 lakh.