PAU hostels, grounds overrun by wild grass

  • Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2014 00:04 IST

Hundreds of students staying in boys’ hostels on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus are irked over wild grass that has grown in various corners of their hostels.

Students said despite they lodged several complaints in this regard with the authorities concerned, no one paid heed to the issue.

“During rains, snakes were also spotted on hostel lawns. Other harmful insects are seen all over.

What if snakes enter our rooms During night, there are mosquitoes in our rooms and it is difficult to sleep,” said a hostel inmate.

“We cannot call our parents to visit us here. If they see us living under such conditions they will be worried. Though overgrown grass is being cut at some hostels, it is happening at a snail’s pace.

During the peak summer, we suffered due to long and erratic power cuts and now this has become a new issue,” shared another student.

“All we want is a safe environment. Secondly, if there are other issues that need to be resolved instantly,” he added. Meanwhile, after some renovation work in hostels, the debris is lying outside hostels in the lawns since months.

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