DIET students stage dharna alleging government apathy

Paralakhemundi: Alleging government apathy towards the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in Paralakhemundi which even lacks basic facilities, as many as 200 students of the institute staged a dharna today.

As per the protestors, the institute building lacks basis amenities including drinking water facilities, toilet and hostel. As per allegations, though the District Education Officer (DEO) and Collector have been apprised about the problems, no action has been taken.

“There is no water purifier and provision for cleaning toilets and bathrooms. Besides, electricity bills have been pending. We informed the concerned authorities, but the issues are still unresolved,” said Paremswara Kar, an agitating student.

Accepting the problems at the institute, chairman of the DIET, Doctor Murmu said “We have informed the concerned authorities about the issue,” he added.