Mohadi village is a drought prone area situated at a distance of 12 kms from Pachora block headquarter. The village faces water scarcity and potable drinking water is a dire need of the village.
Mohadi is one of the villages facing water scarcity since last 4 to 5 years. The existing drinking water well does not have sufficient water to fulfill the needs of the village. There is an existing drinking piped water scheme in the village and the water is distributed through the water pipeline which is at a distance of 8km from the well source. The water is distributed through stand posts constructed by the Gram Panchayat. The well has water only for 7-8 months. For the remaining the months, the women and children (specially girls) have to tread long distances (2-3 times in a day) to fetch drinking water for household consumption. This water is not potable for drinking purposes but as there is no alternative they have to use this water. As a result the villagers suffer from the various diseases and health problem.
Water scarcity not only affects the human being’s health but it also affects the milk production percentage of the livestock. Milk production reduces in the summer season due to which the villagers has to suffer financially.
The existing drinking water pipeline is not in use during summer months due to the non-availability of water. The pipeline also leaks resulting low pressure and low supply of water. The existing electric pump is also not in good condition and breaks down very often.
LocationAurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1,176
No. of Households= 1176
No. of Female (above 16) = 381, Male ( above 16) = 418
No. of children (below 16)= Boys 197 & Girls (below 16) =180 Total Male = 615, Total female = 561
School Children Getting Water: 0
The primary Zilla Parishad school is upto 4th standard in the village. There is no drinking water provision in the school premises for the school children. A separate tap connection would be provided to the school where the school children would have access to drinking water as well use the water for toilets. 164 school children will be benefitted.
People Getting Sanitation: 0
Sanitation facilities are not available in the village at present.
People Getting Other Benefits:
The community would be made aware and motivated towards the benefits of sanitation. Further they would be motivated to construct individual toilets after the availability of water in the village. Special efforts would be taken for linking the households to the banks for obtaining loans for construction of toilets.
Application Type: Project Funding
Start Date: 2009-09-01
Completion Date: 2010-08-31
The following activities are proposed -
- Excavation and construction of new well
- Raising main pipeline of 1700 mtrs in length with accessories walls etc. from the water source to the storage tank
- Installation of 7.5 HP submersible pump with necessary accessories including the electricity connection
It is planned to promote and implement the cost effective and community managed drinking water project which would benefit the village community.
It is planned to excavate and construct the new drinking water well and to install 7.5 h.p electric pump to lift the water from the well and transport it through underground pipeline of 1,700 mtrs in length. The water would be stored in the existing old water storage tank of 75,000 ltrs capacity. The water would be distributed through existing distribution system pipeline and existing 12 stand posts which would be repaired and used for distribution of water.
The main concern and issue of water and sanitation is very much related to women as they are the ones who have to face the brunt. The SHGs are formed in the village and these are federated into the Apex body called SMS. The SHGs and the SMS play an important role in the social developmental activities specially they will be actively involved in water and sanitation activities.
The drinking water and sanitation project would be implemented through separate Women’s Water Committee which would be selected in the Gram Sabha (village meeting) for the promotion of drinking water and sanitation project.
The Water Committee will be responsible for implementation, supervision, quality control and monitoring of activities with the support of the village development committee which is newly formed.
The funds would be released directly to the Water Committee bank Account. The committee would handle the transaction and would be responsible for maintenance of accounts. The technical and social mobilisation support would be provided by the partner NGO named Action for Community Empowerment (ACE).
The capacity building would be done by the implementing agency and WOTR.
After the successful completion of the project the Water Committee and the Village Development Committee (VDC) would be responsible for the distribution of water, collection of water tax and also repairs and maintenance of the project.
So far we have successfully implemented 1542 decentralized drinking water projects through BPR benefitting 1542 households and 9653 inhabitants. Besides this at present, we are implementing drinking water and sanitation projects in 11 villages in 4 districts of Maharashtra benefitting 886 households and 6183 individuals. Our past experience is in all drinking water and sanitation projects we involve women since they are the most sufferers of the drinking water and sanitation problems. They take initiative to solve the same problem by organizing the village community and approaching the local Gram Panchayat. Therefore the implementation of the project is being done successfully and as per the plan involving the entire village community.
Our learning from the past BPR projects are under -
1. the drinking water activity has helped the village community together for common causes and helped them to strengthen their unity, integrity and cooperation.
2. the illiterate rural women are capable to implement honestly parsimoniously large projects with large budgets by maintaining transparency if their capabilities are built through training interventions and given opportunities to implement the projects.
3. If the drinking water problem is indentified and the work is initiated by women the strong support and cooperation is possible from the local governance (Gram Panchyat), CBOs and main folk irrespective of politics, groupism and bureaucratic interference.
Issues of concern: 1. Delay in getting the electric connection from the Electricity Board after completing the physical implementation of the project.
2. Due to electricity power constraints, the load shedding of electric power in the rural areas is of 12 hrs. per day. This leads to irregular water supply to the community.
The project would be completed in one phase.
The funds would be released in 3-4 installments to Water Committee (Women's Paani Samittee). After the monitoring of the first installment disbursed and on satisfaction of work as per plan, the next installm
1. The ACE, is working in the village for last 2 years. It has organized the village community for implementing various development activities with the support of NABARD.
2. In the initial stage, the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)was conducted in the village to understand the local situation and to collect the basic data of the village such as no. of households, population, their locations, infrastructure and facilities available in the village, natural resources, land irrigation cropping pattern, drinking water facilities, sanitation situation etc.
3. The problem analysis was done and it was realized that “drinking water” is one of the important and urgent issue to be addressed.
4. The women were organized into Self Help Groups and 7 SHGs have been promoted involving 102 women members. The women SHGs and SMS (Apex Body of SHGs) have decided to solve the drinking water problem and have taken the initiative for the same. The initial planning of the project is being done through the PRA by the village community and the technical plan and estimates are prepared by the NGO (ACE).
5. As per the WOTR’s norms the village community has to agree to contribute minimum 20% of the total cost either in cash or in kind. Accordingly the village community has agreed to contribute 20% of the total cost.
6.The source of water which is identified is below the existing water storage tank which has water through out the year. It is planned to purchase the plot of 1000 sq. mtr from the owner (Farmer) to excavate the community drinking water well.
7. After the completion of the project the Women’s Water Committee would be responsible for the repairs and maintenance and post management of the project.
The village has been selected by the NABARD for the village development programme for the promotion of SHGs and the credit availability for the agriculture purposes through the service area bank i.e. Bank of Baroda and the facilitating agency is ACE . Similarly the different government schemes through the coordinated efforts of the NABARD and ACE, efforts would be made for the safe disposal of waste water through the construction of drainage system under the government funds through Gram Panchayat (local self government). Promotion of agriculture development activities such as horticulture under the government scheme, livestock and dairy has also been initiated by the NGO
From the beginning the women groups (SHGs, SMS) and the women’s water committee will be responsible for the implementation and management of the project.
Local contribution 20% of the total cost will be collected from the households. The Water Committee will set up a Maintenance Fund towards the repairs and maintenance of the post project period. A water tax will also be regularly collected from each household and the Water Committee would be responsible for the same.
To assist the Water Committee to manage the drinking water project they would be given required capacity building training by ACE and WOTR. With this we expect that this initiative would sustain.
Maintenance Cost: $1,083
Prior art before metrics
Pl refer attached cost detail file
Co Funding Amount:
Community Contribution Amount: $2,078
- It is envisaged that the people’s contribution is equal to 20% of the total project cost i.e. 2078 would be collected in cash by the Water Committee and would be deposited in the Committee's bank account with view to maintain transparency and accountability.
- Besides this the additional people’s contribution would be collected for the purchase of plot for the excavation of drinking water well costing USD 1,702.
Fund Requested: $10,646
Implementing Organization: Action for Community Empowerment (ACE), Pachora district, Jalgaon.
ACE is the partner NGO of WOTR and Sampada Trust (a sister concern of WOTR for women’s empowerment and micro finance). The ACE is mainly involved in SHG promotion and linkages with bank for credit, national environmental awareness campaigns, national project on organic farming, capacity building of women and rural community, specially organizing trainings to elected women members of the Gram Panchayat (local self government) to build their capacities in village self governance.
At present the NGO has 14 staff members including 7 women staff.