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Dead rats, cats in college well, cause for students protest

Dead rats, cats in college well, cause for students protest


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Nov 12, 2016: It is reported that hordes  of students of Canara Pre-University College on Jail Road protested on November 11,  Friday against the college management for forcing them to drink contaminated well water.   The students, who got the water tested at KMC Hospital, found that the water they had been consuming for several months is contaminated. The laboratory report states that the bacteriological water shows significant numbers of coliforms concluding that the quality of water is ’unsatisfactory and not suitable for drinking.’


Canara College


Protesting students said: "When we raised this issue with the college management, they were reluctant to clean the well and told us to drink that water or stay thirsty. Students added that the surface of the water in the well is fully covered with dirt and other waste materials. "We have also found dead rats, cats and other small animals in the well. We will continue our protest till the issue is solved," they said. As prohibitory orders were clamped across the district in view of the Tipu Jayanti, police personnel rushed to the campus thinking that there was trouble.

A microbiologist said that when coliforms have been detected in the well water used for drinking, repairs or modifications of the water system may be required.

Boiling water is advised until disinfection and retesting can confirm that contamination has been eliminated. "A defective well is often the cause when coliform bacteria are found in the well water," he added.   Prabha Kamath Hundi, college principal,  said they have declared a holiday for the college today Nov 12, Saturday and classes will resume on Monday. "We have undertaken the repair and cleaning of the well, water tanks and other water storage units in the college. The issue will be resolved soon," she added.

Girl students particularly said that the toilets too are not in proper and clean position.


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Likith Pai, Kulshekhar Sat, November-12-2016, 12:40
Its natural the students rage over college management
Likith Pai, Kulshekhar Sat, November-12-2016, 12:22
Its natural the students rage over college management
Brijesh Nayak, Mangaluru Fri, November-11-2016, 11:09
The teachers usually advises the students not to consume in roadside eateries as they don maintain cleanliness. what have they done ?
Susheela, Baikampady Fri, November-11-2016, 10:44
Only give importance to many and not anything. Will the Principal and Lectures consume the same water?
Hameed Saheem, Karwar Fri, November-11-2016, 10:37
A water is must in every educational institution. The purpose should not just be making money and providing education but also sholud concentrate on health.
Vikas M N, Mangaluru Fri, November-11-2016, 10:34
So every system needs a protest to set right the problem . The College can not behave so, because if they are not able to manage the institution smoothly let them shut down
Mahesh Shenoy, Ballagbagh Fri, November-11-2016, 10:30
How can the college be irresponsible towards the students?
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