SFI calls for ‘Chalo Vijayawada’ on July 28

SFI calls for ‘Chalo Vijayawada’ on July 28
Highlights

Students Federation of India (SFI) state committee has called for ‘Chalo Vijayawada’ on July 28 demanding the government increase mess charges from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 and stop closing welfare hostels and provide better facilities.

Vijayawada: Students Federation of India (SFI) state committee has called for ‘Chalo Vijayawada’ on July 28 demanding the government increase mess charges from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 and stop closing welfare hostels and provide better facilities.

Highlights:

  • Demand increase in mess bills from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 immediately
  • A Permanent Annual Review Committee should be formed by the government to increase mess charges every year by 10 per cent as per law

Speaking at a meeting held at Sri Sri bhavan here on Wednesday, SFI state secretary S Noor Mohammad said the government was continuing the old mess charges which were enhanced in 2012 and demanded the state to increase them to Rs 1,500 as all the prices of commodities had increased.

Noor said a Permanent Annual Review Committee should be formed by the government and every year 10 per cent of the mess charges should be increased as per law. Many students were facing health problems due to consuming of unhygienic food at the hostels.

He criticised the ruling party for its failure to fulfil promises made in election manifesto. In the name of rationalisation many government schools were closed besides 220 welfare hostels in the State, he said and added only one egg was served per week unlike five eggs in a week.

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