The Shivgad Tanda (hamlet) is a remote hilly area in Paithan Block of Aurangabad district. The hamlet comes under the Adul Gram Panchayat (local village body) which is 5 kms from the hamlet.
This village has been selected for the natural resource management activities since May 2006 by WOTR. The NRM interventions would improve the degraded environment, increase in-situ soil moisture and infiltration.
LocationMaharashtra, Aurangabad, India
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 178
People get water for 8 months but this water is not safe for drinking purpose.
The rest of the period people have to depend on the water tankers which is supplied by the government during the summer months.
men : 57
children : 68
School Children Getting Water: 0
Presently there is no drinking water provision for the school. After the implementation of the project a provision of a stand post will be made and the school will have access to water from it.
A total of 58 students (girls 28, boys 30) will get benefit from this activity.
People Getting Sanitation: 71
t is difficult to mention the exact number of people getting the sanitation. An approx. number is mentioned on the basis of discussions with the villagers.
People Getting Other Benefits:
This village has been selected for the watershed development programme since May 2005 by WOTR.
Presently the project is in the capacity building phase. The process of community organisation and social mobilisation as well as the technical aspects of the watershed is under process.
Start Date: 2007-01-01
Completion Date: 2007-12-31
The women members of the SHGs and SMS have taken initiative to design the drinking water project through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). The women and village community have identified a permanent source i.e. a percolation tank of water at a distance of 345 meters from the village.
It is planned that a new well will be dug. The location of the proposed well is in the field of Mr. Hiralal Rathod, who has donated an area of 2000 sq. ft. to the village community for implementation of the activity. A water storage tank would be constructed having a capacity of 15,000 liters of water. The water will be lifted and stored at the newly constructed storage-tank at the strategic location and the water will be supplied through 345 meters of pipeline to the 5 stand posts which would be constructed. The Gram Panchayat has given no objection letter to this effect. It is proposed to use one set of 2 horse power submersible pumpset to lift the water.
The project will be implemented in one phase and the amount will be released in 3/4 installments. After the monitoring of the utilisation of the first installment the next installment and so on will be released.
-General Body Village meetings were held several times with the villagers to discuss the problems and immediate needs of the village.
-A Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) was conducted to determine the available infrastructure, resources and the social locations of the households.
-Organisation of women has been done by involving them into Self Help Groups. These groups were federated under the Apex Body of all SHGS which is called the Samyukta Mahila Samitee (SMS).
-The SHGs and the SMS have taken the initiative to solve the drinking water problem. The designing and the initial planning has been done with the help of Village Development Committee and with the support of Gram Panchayat (local elected village body).
-The plan has been technically approved with some minor modifications by WOTR's technical engineers.
-All the households have agreed to contribute 15% of the total cost of the project Before the initiation of the activity, a separate Water Committee (Pani Samitee) of the women will be formed. The Water Committee and the SMS will be responsible for the implementation, supervision, quality control and monitoring of the activity which they have willing accepted to do.
-The project funds will be deposited directly in the Water Committee's bank account. The Committee will handle all the transactions and will be responsible for the accounts.
-Two trainings will be conducted for the SMS and the Water Committee regarding the safe drinking water, health, hygiene and sustenance of the project after completion.
-After completion of the activity, a water tax will be collected from each household as per Maintenance Revenue Model attached.
1. Regular health and hygiene education will be imparted to the SMS (apex body of SHGs) and the SHG members by WOTR officials.
2. The capacity building of the Water Committee and the SMS will be done through trainings.
3.The self employment opportunities will be provided to the SHG members through micro credit and bank linkages
Refer above attachment of Maintenance Revenue Model
Maintenance Cost: $342
Prior art before metrics
The cost per person is at a higher side against the grant component because -
- The inhabitants living in the hamlet are Nomadic tribes and their settlement is in the interior and remote area which is at a distance of 5 - 6km from the main village.
- The identified assured water source (percolation tank) is at a distance of 345 meters which is away from the hamlet and there is no other source of water nearby. Due the distance, the main pipeline costs (estimated) has increased.
- This community comprises a total of 32 households and 178 inhabitants.
- Due to the remoteness of the hamlet no government schemes have been implemented and the area has been neglected by the developmental agencies.
So though the per person costs of the project exceeds, we propose that the community should be supported to solve their drinking water problem.
Co Funding Amount: $0
Community Contribution Amount: $878
The total contribution will 878 USD
Fund Requested: $6,145
Implementing Organization: The implementer NGOs name is SURABHI.
The NGO is associated with WOTR since last 5 years and is engaged in natural resource management and women empowerment through promotion of women SHGs, mobilisation and organisation of village communities through different developmental activities.