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Students fume over dumping of garbage outside govt college

Despite numerous complaints by residents regarding the garbage dump outside Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology in Rishi Nagar, the authorities concerned have failed to remove the dump.

punjab Updated: Sep 28, 2014 16:48 IST
Sukhpreet Singh

Despite numerous complaints by residents regarding the garbage dump outside Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology in Rishi Nagar, the authorities concerned have failed to remove the dump.

Irked with the authorities’ apathy, the residents have now sent a written complaint to the principal secretary of the local bodies department to take appropriate action in this concern at the earliest.

Students of the institute complained that they were forced to suffer due to the foul smell emanating from the dump, which also led to unsanitary conditions.

Despite the institute’s principal having written a letter to the authorities, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) failed to come up with a permanent solution. The institute’s principal, Karpal Singh Bhullar, said “Authorities should take required steps regarding this problem so that students and teachers do not suffer anymore.”

Satish Thaman, resident of Rishi Nagar, said, “Half of the area is covered with foul smell coming from the garbage dump near the college. The delay in removing the dump can lead to serious health problems.”

A student, Manveer Singh, said “Students cannot concentrate on their studies properly due to the unhealthy environment. It a distracting force and many people have even started taking leave from college due to this. The authorities must not under estimate the gravity of the problem.”

Despite several attempts, LIT executive engineer Parmod Sharma from was not available for comments.