Generally speaking, there is a great demand for guidebooks meant for the students of schools and colleges. Recent reports published in the dailies highlight the fact that the bookstores are literally flooded with guidebooks. And the number seems to be on the rise.
As there is a law prohibiting the publication, distribution and sale of those notebooks and guidebooks--meant for the students of schools--from class one to class eight, all concerned should abide by it. But the law should be implemented equally--a drive here and an arrest there will not suffice.
One point: the textbooks fail to fulfil the needs of the learners which is why there is a perennial demand for guidebooks. Again, some students who cannot afford to attend private coaching rely on those books.
The fact remains that our formal education, as it exists now, encourages the learners to practise cramming. A good result is the end product of this culture and this goes on to explain this picture of guidebooks galore.