JNRM management initiates steps to sanitize lavatories in Boys hostel

EOI IMPACT
Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
12 Nov 2017

In yet another impact of a report published in The Echo of India, the management of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya here has started the process for ensuring better living facilities for the inmates of Boys Hostel located at South Point. As per reports, after directions from the Secretary (Education), the college authorities deployed sanitary staff to clean the toilets in the hostel complex using bleaching powder or other acidic substance required for the purpose recently. Even the Ambassador of Swacch Bharat Mission, A & N Islands, Mr Naresh Chander Lall visited the hostel complex recently and took up the concerns of students with the higher authorities.
This publication recently reported about the appalling condition of lavatories in the Boys Hostel of JNRM. For around 285 students, there is no arrangement made for water in the eight toilets in the hostel complex and  students are forced to carry water from a well inside the campus to use the toilets. Not a single staff was been deployed to look after sanitation and proper maintenance of the toilet facilities in the hostel. Insanitary  conditions for the past several months was taking a toll on the students’ health after which the Secretary (Education) issued instructions to the Principal, JNRM, to attend to the students’ problems on priority.