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Poor sanitation facilities in colleges cause worry

The Hindu, 15 September 2014


“We tried to raise this issue before the higher-ups, but little has been done to increase the number of toilets and ensure better sanitation facilities," said a faculty member.


The growing mismatch between the number of students on the campuses and the corresponding sanitation facilities available has triggered health concerns among the parents. Not just government schools, but the condition of sanitation facilities in colleges and universities run by the government is deplorable.


Students, especially girls, lamented the conditions of toilets at Ernakulam Maharaja’s College.


They also blamed the authorities for not maintaining hygiene in the toilets on a daily basis. Students at the Thuravoor centre of the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit recalled an instance when the lock on the toilet on the campus remained faulty for a long while. Read more....