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Despite complaints, GCG hostellers getting bugs in food, lizard in tap water

Hostellers of Government College for Girls are being fed unhealthy food in the hostel repeatedly, despite multiple complaints to the principal of the college.

punjab Updated: Aug 26, 2016 15:35 IST
Avtar Singh
Government College for Girls
The girls hostel at the GCG in Patiala(HT Photo)

Hostellers of Government College for Girls are being fed unhealthy food in the hostel repeatedly, despite multiple complaints to the principal of the college.

Students alleged that they found insects in their food frequently but on Thursday a lizard was found in the water tap used for drinking and other purposes. This has brought cleanliness of water tanks into question.

“The water supply is not adequate and black water is being supplied in tabs. Today we found lizard in the tap and it was shocking incident for us. We often use this water for drinking,” a hosteller said.

“We found an insect in our meal on Wednesday and it was not a lone incident; earlier when insects were found in kheer, we complained to the principal but to no avail. We are being forced to have unhygienic food in the hostel,” said, another hosteller, who also did not want to be identified.

“Around 450 girls are living in the hostel. Although we have complained regarding lizard and insects, the authorities are not ready to take action,” said, another girl student.

Meanwhile, college principal Chirnjive Kaur admitted that she has received complaints regarding unhygienic food and said they have taken action against the contractor.

“I received a complaint some days ago and formed a committee of five students to observe food. Four teachers are also checking the quality of meals. We get daily report from students regarding food,’’ she said. However when she was asked about the quality of water, she, rather than considering the complaint, chose to blame girls and said ‘‘some students are creating problem and made complaints but we supply filtered water in the hostel.”