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Students paying for administration's failure

punjab Updated: Aug 30, 2013 23:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Students of Government College Muktsar staged a dharna opposite the deputy commissioner's office on Friday, protesting against the waterlogging on campus and the alleged indifference of authorities to their civic woes.

The college is now being used as a temporary dumping site to discharge water from nearby waterlogged areas and water collected from here is thrown into the adjoining water channel.

Of the three pumps installed to drain out water, only two are functioning to drain out the water out from the campus.

"The college has been closed for 17 days now. Students are paying for the inefficiency of the administration. The building is old and we are worried that the stagnant water must have damaged it. If the building collapses, then we will be left with no place to study," said Gagan Sangrami, a student leader.

"The administration is using the college campus as a pond."
A meeting was organised between the administration and students on Friday and students were assured that their grievances would be looked into.

"We will wait till Monday. If the water does not drain out by then, we will plan out our next strategy," said Gagan.

Muktsar DC Paramjit Singh has issued 'orders' to officials to accelerate the draining out of water in the district. However, there is hardly any infrastructure in Muktsar to execute his orders.