Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary of Planning Commission of Jammu and Kashmir, Rohit Kansal made announcement that middle school in Kashmir Valley will also start functioning from August 21 in areas where primary schools are already open. He said, "Yesterday was the first day when we had taken a decision to open primary schools across all districts of Kashmir. We did start that and there were staff members as well as students who attended, though the students' attendance yesterday was not very high." He further added, "Today as we have reviewed the position, we have noticed a considerable improvement in attendance of children and encouraging feedback and requests from parents. Keeping in view the request that we have received it has been decided that middle school in Kashmir Valley will also start functioning from tomorrow in areas where primary schools are already open."