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Govt hostels mock hygiene, safety

20,August, 2019

Madurai: Inmates of the government hostels meant for schools, ITIs and colleges say that they undergo various issues starting from water shortage to unclean environment to poor food quality.

Hari Murugan, a literature graduation student from Sathamangalam government hostel said that the quality of food served is becoming bad to worse. Although reasonable money and supplies are provided by the government, the cooks are not making proper use of it. It is very difficult to have the food at hostels, but they are left with no other option but to eat it. "We have highlighted the issue through protests in the pasts, but nothing has improved. We have also taken it up with the district collector through petitions," he said.

The hostels are always under the attack of swarm of mosquitoes. Cleaning is not being done properly, resulting in mosquito menace.

Hostel wardens in the city say that borewells are not repaired resulting in water shortage. In some hostels the water level has receded, whereas in some hostels borewells are not working due to faulty motors. The issues are not addressed in time-bound manner, they said.

Madurai district secretary of Democratic Youth Federation of India T Selva said that most of the hostels have the issue of poor food quality and unclean environment. "Kitchens are improperly maintained and are unclean. But they cook food and serve it to students without caring a bit about their health," he said.

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