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Mysuru hostel tells girls: No water, no bath

MYSURU: About 800 scholars of the University of Mysore’s ladies’ hostel have been told not to take a bathtub or wash garments till the water crisis that’s hit the campus is resolved.

The crisis has turned severe with the mercury touching a file high this yr. With taps working dry for nearly 3 months, the hostel was once equipped water through tankers once per week and the women would stand in a queue to fetch water for fundamental needs.

With the no-bath-no-washingclothes diktat leaving them aghast, the scholars staged a protest on the hostel on Monday midnight in search of fast and lasting resolution.

Vice-chancellor G Hemantha Kumar told NewsTread that disruption in water provide to the hostel was once due to power outage burning out a motor, and it had not anything to do with the water crisis within the city. “Since probably the most borewells at the campus have dried up, we’ve spoken to the Mysore City Corporation to increase waterline to the campus. Our request is kept pending on account of the parliamentary elections,” he added.

The vice-chancellor stated he wasn’t acutely aware of the scholars’ flash strike around Monday midnight. “I got here to understand in regards to the strike — and the water crisis — most effective when protesting scholars marched out of the hostel. I spoke to them around 2am, and promised an early resolution,” he stated.

M Vasanthi, warden of Block 2 Hostel, confirmed the water crisis was once a result of common power cuts. “The subject is but to be resolved. Otherwise, the hostel has no problems,” she added.

The campus, known for self-sustainable water provide, has 40 borewells, and 10 have long past dry. Since inception, the campus has depended most effective on borewells to cater to the needs of 65 departments and 3,000 scholars. The campus at the banks of Kukkarahalli lake hasn’t opted for water from the civic frame.

But the hostel isn't any stranger to water and tool crises, particularly up to now 3 months. A scholar who didn’t need to be identified told NewsTread they didn’t have power provide for 2 days and it “was once nonetheless bearable”. “Water is admittedly necessary. We can not manage all our needs with a bucket of water. As a result, hostel hygiene has taken successful,” she added.

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