No respite for inmates of JNRM boys hostel

Port Blair
6 Nov 2017

Strict directives issued by the Secretary (Education) notwithstanding, the management of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya (JNRM) has till date failed to address the issue of insanitary conditions in the boys hostel here. As per reports, after EOI published a report on the poor condition of toilets and lack of water facilities in the hostel, the college authorities resorted to casual cleaning of the lavatories without using bleaching powder or other acidic substance required for the purpose. “We expected the authorities to act after the appalling conditions here  was highlighted in the local media, but in vain. Till date nothing has been done to provide basic sanitation facilities for the hostel students. Who’ll take the responsibility if anyone of us fall ill due to the prevailing conditions,” asked some students.