Ranchis’ Kanke Dam endangered by waste
Ranchi’s key water reservoir Kanke Dam — that hitherto provided water to thousands of houses located around it has been receiving waste emanating from human activities concentrated around its periphery which has become a threat of extinction to the water body. The dam situated in the Kanke area of Ranchi is famous for its beautiful picnic spot besides a place that offers tranquility.
But the Dam has been an object of neglect for the State Government. The Dam which was built in 1954 has not been cleaned even once since it came into existence. Algal bloom has started in the dam and it is creating a lot of problem for the treatment plant. It affects quality of the water. Besides, the water body has reduced in area.