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Over 15K books of SPS central library damaged in 2014 J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The and government today said that more than 15,000 books, including some rare books, of the in were damaged in the 2014 floods.

Replying to a question by BJP MLC Girdhar Lal Raina in the Legislative Council, of State for Culture Priya Sethi said that 15,501 books of the in were damaged in the 2014 floods.

These included some rare books also, she said.

The also said, "It was incorrect that large number of costly and rare books were missing from our state libraries."

She said that 58 rare books issued to renowned personalities by state libraries had not been returned in the past several years.

Those who have not returned books include several former government officials.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:25 IST