The Kachner Tanda (hamlet) No. 5 is the hamlet of Kachner village which is located on hills and surrounded by mountains. The village communities are nomadic tribes belonging to Rajput Banjara (Lamhan).
In April 2005, WOTR selected this hamlet for comprehensive watershed development programme. Awareness and mobilization has been done. Land treatments of waste and agricultural lands are in progress
LocationMaharashtra, Aurangabad, India
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 331
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.
households : 49 families
adult men : 106
women : 119
children : 106
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 the school will have access to water from it.
A total of 61students (girls 28, boys 33) will get benefit from this activity
People Getting Sanitation: 132
The exact number of people getting sanitation is difficult to mention. Hence the approx number is mentioned by discussing the same with the villagers
People Getting Other Benefits:
This village has been selected for the watershed development programme in 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
In the preceding year, PRA was conducted to determine the available infrastructure and resources, the social status and locations of the households. Subsequently, PRA regarding the preparation of Problem Tree, to learn and understand the core problem, its manifestations and root causes, was done. It was identified that the core problem was shortage of water for drinking and agriculture purposes. Hitherto, the government has yet not taken any initiative to make provision of drinking water in this hamlet The women and school children have to walk a distance of about 1.5 to 2 km in order to fetch water for drinking and consumption.
To solve the problem of drinking water, discussions were held several times in the meetings of Gram Sabha and SMS/SHGs. A private well, positioned at about 900 ft. distance in the field belonging to Mr. Arjun Bhura Chawan, has sufficient water through out the year. The owner has donated 2000 sq. ft plot of the well to the SMS (Apex body of SHGs) for the implementation of drinking water project.
It is proposed to deepen and construct the existing well. Also a new water tank would be constructed having a capacity of 25,000 liters. An electric motor on the well would be installed and the water would be channeled through underground pipeline to the storage tank. Construction of 6 stand posts in different locations in the hamlet would be constructed. The water would be then supplied through these stand posts where the villagers could have access water.
The village community is willing to contribute 15% of the total cost of the project as their own contribution.
The project will be implemented in one phase 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
Please refer to cost details attachments
Maintenance Cost: $441
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