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Girls' hostel devoid of basic amenities

Staff Reporter

Students pour out their woes to the DEO

Photo: Singam Venkataramana

Taking stock:District Educational Officer P. Sundar Rao testing the quality of food at the Social Welfare SC girls' hostel in Nalgonda on Thursday.

NALGONDA: More than 100 girl students are compelled to stay in the congested Social Welfare Shceduled Caste girls' hostel in the town devoid of basic facilities.

The inmates poured out their grievances before the District Educational Officer P. Sundar Rao who visited the hostel situated at Prakasam Bazar here on Thursday on the instructions of Collector S.A.M. Rizvi to assess the conditions in the hostel.

The visit assumed significance in the wake of complaints about the alleged poor management of the hostel.

Many of the inmates complained of congested accommodation, poor hygiene, inferior quality food and lack of proper security.

Health risk

Some of them complained that they were facing potential threat of to their health due to the unhygienic conditions in the hostel.

Moved by the plight of the inmates, the DEO checked the quality of the food and inquired about the amenities provided to the inmates with the staff concerned.

When contacted, the DEO told The Hindu that the inmates of the hostel were facing severe inconvenience due to the congested accommodation comprising about ten rooms and unhygienic conditions at the hostel. “There is an immediate need to improve the amenities at the hostel and provide conducive atmosphere for the inmates,” he remarked adding that he would submit a detailed report on the hostel conditions to the Collector.

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