Village reality far from adarsh
Hahap (Ranchi): The only visible change in Hahap village, under the panchayat of same name in Namkum block, some 25km from capital headquarters, is that it now has a motorable road ever since it was adopted by Ranchi’s BJP MP Ram Tahal Choudhary in 2015.
Exactly three years on, the adarsh (model) dream of Hahap, with 432 households, is a mockery with water scarcity, too few working toilets, many defunct hand pumps and solar streetlights, no health centre or proper school building, power cuts for as many as 14 hours a day, among others.
Perhaps to forget these many woes, many villagers drink hadiya.
When The Telegraph team went to Hahap last week, mukhiya Archana Devi Munda of the Congress, said apart from the initial adarsh buzz, not much happened.
BJP MP Choudhary claimed Archana, a Congress candidate, was "lax".
Gram pradhan Padlochan Singh Munda said two new hand pumps set up with taps did not work.
Gram pradhan Munda wondered why a two-storey building meant to set up a health centre was abandoned.
"A proper school building needs at least five to six rooms.
"I became mukhiya in 2015.
Asked, MP Choudhary said a proper road to this village was his biggest achievement, besides toilets and power connection.