This was announced by the state chief minister P.K.Dhumal Thursday in Hamirpur .
The proposed free uniform plan has been named ‘Atal school uniform scheme’ after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee .
“Free uniform will be provided twice to all government school students in the state . First at the time of admission and second in October every academic session ,” Dhumal said .
This populist step by the government is expected to benefit 10.5 lakh students studying from class 1 to class 10 .
Himachal Pradesh has one the highest literacy rates in the country .
The scheme was to have been launched in April . Assembly polls are scheduled late this year in the hill state .