Sensitise people on sanitation, hygiene: JNTUK V-C

VIZIANAGARAM: Vice-Chancellor of JNTUK Allam Appa Rao has said students have a responsibility to transform society through voluntary service particularly in rural areas where sanitation and hygiene are appalling.

He asked students of the university to go back to villages and educate people on sanitation and hygiene as 60 per cent of rural women are suffering from cervical cancer and water borne diseases.

Stressing on the need to propagate the idea of service to society at a seminar on “Water for an urbanising world”, organised by Bharati Theertha’, an NGO, at the campus college here on the occasion of World Water Day on Tuesday, Dr. Appa Rao asked students to motivate people on water conservation. He said the university had launched ‘lab-to-land’ and began testing water samples in its lab.Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah said according to recent Census 20 per cent of the people from villages seem to have migrated to municipal areas for better living conditions and feared that it might touch 40 per cent by 2020. Prakasam Tata, Executive Director, Centre for Transformation of Waste Technology, who hails from the fort town, stressed on people’s participation to reduce toxic levels in water.

Managing Director of CTWT John (Jack) R. Sheaffer, Consulting Engineers Arthur Anthonisen and Deepak Kantawala were among those present.

Source : The Hindu

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