Maharashtra: College students in hill city turn to social media for relief

Times of India | 2 weeks ago | 22-09-2022 | 05:31 am

Maharashtra: College students in hill city turn to social media for relief

PUNE: The faculty and students of Christ (Deemed to be University) in Lavasa have taken the social media route to reach out to authorities to take heed of the problems faced by over 2,000 pupils after the MSEDCL started disconnecting power to water supply stations, sewage treatment plants, street lights and the main town hall in the hill city. Dean and director of Christ (Deemed to be University) Dr Fr. Jossy George on Wednesday told TOI that it had been five days since the area was devoid of street lights, electricity and a steady water supply. "Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) officials snapped the power supply after a notice of less than a day. This left the residents with little time to process and take necessary actions," said the dean. He, along with the students, has been reaching out to the authorities for relief. For students, the message was delivered in the middle of the day. This resulted in many of them not having sufficient time to stock enough water for the day. "Considering that there are over 3,000 students and staffers, the action is an outright violation of fundamental human rights," George added. A student of the college said, "There is a huge demand for bottled water. Water is sourced from Pune city, which has resulted in high prices. It is difficult for college students. I bought 20 litres of water to stock up." Another student said the condition would worsen if the generators were not continuously functional. "There are no street lights and we are travelling in the dark," he said. George said, "The students have taken it upon themselves to raise a voice against the suffering through social media."

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