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Students of Gargi College Face Water Crisis

A water crisis has hit Gargi College, leaving students unable to fulfil basic needs. The administration has not put out any official notification regarding the matter or its resolution.

Students of Gargi College, University of Delhi have reported that the institution has been facing a water crisis for the last 3-4 days, leading to a great disturbance among the students. The alleged absence of water in the college’s canteen taps and water coolers on some floors has exacerbated the discomfort caused by the hot and humid weather conditions. Students have expressed disappointment as no steps have reportedly been taken by the college to resolve the issue. The absence of an official notification regarding the same has left students speculating about it, and the spread of unverified information has caused great panic.

I don’t know what to say, it’s just basic needs are not fulfilled and it’s really shameful that a college like Gargi in a state like Delhi which is center where all the so called government work is done is facing such issues.

Ankita, a student of Gargi College

According to her, and several other students, water was missing from several taps, coolers and even the laboratory. However, another student told us that there was no shortage of drinking water, though its quality was in question, and college authorities had promised to resolve the issue soon.

On 7 September, The Delhi Jal Board issued a notice on the shut down of water supply for 20 hours (from 10 AM, 07.09.2022 to 6 AM, 08.09.2022) in certain areas due to repair work.
We were unable to procure officially confirmation that this is the cause of the water crisis at Gargi College, but students living around the college have been facing the same problem.

We and most of our neighbours have not been receiving water supplies from the DJB. Some people have sourced it from other places but as we run a PG, we would have to acquire very large quantities for all our residents and this is difficult.

An anonymous resident of Greater Kailash said to DU Beat

The students of New Delhi are no strangers to water crises. In May 2022, students living in Old Gupta Colony faced the same and in the hostel of the Indraprastha College for Women faced debilitating water shortages.

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