Forced to journey 50 km for on-line lessons, Maha village youngsters transfer rights panel

New Delhi, August 22

Around 200 youngsters had been compelled to journey 50 km on a regular basis to achieve an space with Internet connection to attend on-line lessons from their distant coastal villages in Maharashtra after they had been hit first by Covid-19 lockdown after which by cyclone Nisarga.

Hit by a pandemic after which a pure catastrophe, the youngsters needed to cope with Internet disruptions since early June when connectivity alongside the coastal space of Ratnagiri district turned scratchy.

But when even after a month the state of affairs didn’t enhance, one of many college students lastly reached out to the National Commission for Protection Child Rights for assist.

The fee, in flip, ensured that the connectivity is restored within the quickest attainable method by reaching out to mobile corporations and the district Justice of the Peace (DM) of the world, NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo stated.

In his letter to the DM of the world, Kanoongo confused that the authorities should be sure that the problem will get resolved on the earliest.

“The commission has taken cognizance of a complaint received regarding poor and disrupted network connectivity along coastal area of Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, particularly in the area of PIN Code 415714, which was deadly hit by cyclone Nisarg on June 3, 2020 and since then, the residents of area do not have mobile and data connectivity,” Kanoongo stated within the letter to the DM on July 25.

“As a result, around 200 students are facing difficulties in online educational activities due to corona lockdown. Besides, the students are taking pain to travel about 50 kms a day to access data connectivity for their online education activities,” he stated.

Kanoongo stated the NCPCR constantly adopted up with the authorities and eventually the Internet connection within the space was restored by one of many mobile networks whereas the remainder of them assured that they may resolve the problem on the earliest. — PTI

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