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Handwash And Rulebook Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Must-Haves For Students Of IIT Bombay

Clean-up time.

02/11/2016 9:59 AM IST | Updated 02/11/2016 10:50 AM IST
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Headed to IIT-Bombay or already studying there? It's time you acquainted yourself with the Swachh Abhijan rulebook and also set aside some funds to buy your own supply of soap.

According to a report in The Times of India, the premier science and technology institution of the country has decided to discontinue supplies of toilet handwash to hostels and reduce the frequency of cleaning the rooms inhabited by the students.

The student newspaper Insight said the decision of not providing handwash to the two blocks will save Rs 60,000 per month, while cleaning hostel rooms every months, instead of weekly, will save Rs 1.57 lakh a month per block respectively.

Floors, staircases, corridors, foyers, dining hall and TV rooms will be cleaned bi-monthly, instead of every month, from October onward. Toilets, bathrooms, urinals and washbasins, which used to be scrubbed three times a day, will be cleaned twice now.

The dean of students affairs told TOI, apart from cost-cutting these measures are "in line with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which expects every one to keep the space around them clean".

The money to buy soaps currently comes from the hostel fund, put together from a monthly contribution of Rs 220 by every resident student.

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