Several schemes were made by the Municipal Corporation (Ranchi Nagar Nigam) and JUDCO to save the three rivers of the capital Ranchi and make it pollution free, but the result was zero.
People living near the Swarnarekha River say that it was quite fine till 1989-90. People used to use water here, but now it is of no use. Jodha Rai, who lives near Namkum Flyover, says in a conversation with News-18 that earlier the water of the Golden Line river was very clear. There was no froth or dirt. But as the city of Ranchi grew, so did the rivers becoming dirty.
Several schemes were made by the corporation and the JUDCO to save the three rivers, including the capital’s Harmu, pollution free, but the result was zero. Now Ranchi’s Deputy Director blames it on the Junko and Urban Development Department instead of the Corporation.
Upmahapour said in a special conversation with news-18 that while making plans for the renovation of rivers, the city development department does not take advice from the municipal corporation. In such a situation, it is not the corporation but the city development department that is responsible for the plight of the rivers. Environmentalist Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi said that all the three rivers have crossed the dangerous level of pollution level. Life in these rivers has ended due to heavy metals and organic waste. Now ground water is also being polluted by this.