The project was launched in 1986 by the erstwhile BCC Foundation with a view to build up libraries in rural schools with a good stock of suitable books, other than the prescribed text books; and to expose the students to the domain of education and enlightenment in which they are considerably disadvantaged compared to their fellow students of urban background. In achieving this goal the schools under RUSLEP are supported with a good number of proper books for school children, with supplying an almirah for the distributed books, and delivering short-term basic training on librarianship to the teachers who take care of the libraries. Every year considerable number of schools are phased out from the programme and the same number of schools included to keep the number of 100 schools every year constant.