|Kancharoni tank in Nirmal town|
The famous Kancharoni tank has become a garbage dump and is spreading stink as people of surrounding colonies throw their garbage into it.
Apart from that sewage is also flowing into the tank which is close to the historical Nirmal fort.
Officials have failed to clean the tank and develop it as a picnic spot even though Minister for Endowment Allola Indrakaran Reddy, the collector and other officials pass by it frequently.
On the one hand, the officials are planning to develop the famous Nirmal fort as a tourist spot.
But, the Kancharoni tank which is close to the fort spreads bad smell throughout the day. Nirmal fort was constructed by one Nimma Naidu who ruled the area.
People can’t stand near the tank or spend time there due to bad smell rising from the garbage and decomposed carcasses of domestic animals dumped in the tank. The bad smell is detective long distance away.
Even the passengers traveling in the buses and vehicles cover their nose with clothes when passing by the tank. The windowpanes of vehicles have to be closed to keep the bad smell away.
Rajashekar of Nirmal town said that political leaders and officials concerned have neglected tanks in and around the Nirmal town. The town’s chain tanks were once famous. People say that it is high time the effluent flowing into the Kancharoni tank from the colonies are blocked and the tank cleaned.
There were strong allegations that the shikam land of the Kancharoni tanks is being encroached by the land grabbers and buddies of the political leaders.