plan 12Drinking Water Project, Honabachiwadi village


Honabachiwadi village is a located in a remote hilly area in the Paithan block of Aurangabad district. The total geographical area is 505.15 ha. The area is drought prone and is dependent upon rainfed agriculture


The village is 45 km away from the district head quarter. Due to its remoteness and far off distance from the head quarter, it is being neglected by the Government Development Agencies / Departments. The total geographical area is 505.15 ha.


Maharashtra, Aurangabad district, India


  • Maintena...
  • Honobach...
  • Honobach...
  • Honobach...


Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 575

People get water for 8 months but the 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.

Households : 131

men : 216
women : 207

School Children Getting Water:

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 school will be able to access water from it.

A total of 91 students (girls 40, boys 51) will get benefit from this scheme.

People Getting Sanitation: 144

It 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 April 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

Technology Used:

So far the Government has not taken steps to solve the drinking water problem except for making a provision of water tanker. Providing drinking water through tanker every year in summer is a temporary solution and irregular too. One can not guarantee that every alternate day they will receive drinking water through tanker regularly and on time. Therefore, the women's Self Help Group have come forward and have taken initiative to implement the drinking water project in their village with the help of WOTR and BPR. The villagers with the help of social map and resource map derived from Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) has decided to initiate the proposed drinking water project, and have identified the permanent water-source.

It is planned that a new drinking water well will be excavated below the Percolation Tank at about 100 mtrs distance from the village. The well water will be lifted through pipeline and will be stored in storage tank which will be constructed in the village. The water will be supplied through the construction of 10 stand posts. The owner of the land Shri Indersingh Asaram Badure has donated a plot of 2000 sq. ft. to the village community for digging of well. The people are willing to contribute 15% of the total cost. They have submitted all the required documents. The Gram Panchayat (village body) has given no objection certificate to this effect.


It will be done in one phase. The total amount required for completion of the activity will be given to the Water Committee in 3-4 installments. After the monitoring of the work done against the installment given the next instalment will be released

Community Organization:

-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.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

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

Other Issues:

Maintenance Revenue:

Please refer word attachment Maintenance revenue Model.

Maintenance Cost: $667


Prior art before metrics

Cost: $13,633


Co Funding Amount: $0


Community Contribution Amount:

Please refer word attachment Cost details column no. 9

Fund Requested: $11,928

Implementing Organization: The partner NGO 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.


  • Maintena...
  • Honobach...
  • Honobach...
  • Honobach...
  • Rating: 8

    review by Blue Planet Network

  • Rating: 8

    review by Barefoot College

  • Rating: 9

    review by Gram Vikas

  • Rating: 7

    review by Rainwater Club

    A very good initiative to address drinking water needs systematically. Questions in my mind
    1. What is the sustainability of the well as a source? Do we know whether it will strike water. How much and for how long?
    2.How about a small storage system at household level to store the water for a day or two?
    3. Why is the village not capable of digging the entire well on its own?

Name Status Completion Date Final Cost
Drinking Water Project, Honabachiwadi village completed Mar 2008 13,920