plan 23Drinking Water Project, Kombadwadi hamlet


Kombadwadi hamlet is a part of the Jogeshwarwadi main village of Ambad block in Jalna district. It is a drought prone area and is dependent on rainfed agriculture . The village communities are nomadic tribes belonging to Banjaras (Lamans).


WOTR has selected this hamlet for watershed development work since June 2005. Awareness and mobilization of the village community is in progress. The women have been organized into 3 SHGs involving 31 members.


Maharashtra, Jalna, India


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

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 156

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: 33
adult men : 39
women : 28
children : 89

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 60 students (girls 28, boys 32) will get benefit from this scheme.

People Getting Sanitation: 62

About 40% of the total population have access to sanitation facilities. This information has been collected through discussions 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

Technology Used:

In order to solve the problem of drinking water discussion were held several times in the meeting of the gramsabha and SMS/SHGs. At the initial stage the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) was conducted to determine the available infrastructure and resource, social structures and locations of the households. Subsequently, PRA regarding the preparation of problem tree to learn and understand the core problem, its manifestation and root causes was done. It was identified that the core problems were shortage of water for drinking and agriculture purposes. Health was also one of issues. The women and children have to walk every day (2-3 times) about a distance of 1 -1.5 km to fetch the water in summer.

In order to solve the drinking water problem, the women members of the SHGs and the SMS have taken an initiative to design a drinking water project. The women and village community have identified a permanent source of water i.e. bore well which has been drilled by the Gram Panchayat. The bore well has sufficient water since it is located below the percolation tank. It is about 800 ft distance from the village. A water storage tank will be constructed having a capacity of 10,000 liters. It is planned that an electric pump will be installed on this bore well and the water will be lifted to the newly constructed storage tank through underground pipeline. Four stand posts will be constructed in different locations in the hamlet through which the people would have access to 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.

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 cost details attachments

Maintenance Cost: $530


Prior art before metrics

Cost: $3,780


Co Funding Amount: $0


Community Contribution Amount:


Fund Requested: $3,308


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    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Due to the similarity to other WOTR proposals, we are going to not have others review this one; and use the reviews of the other proposals to decide on this one.

    Due to the similarity to other WOTR proposals, we are going to not have others review this one; and use the reviews of the other proposals to decide on this one.

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Name Status Completion Date Final Cost
Drinking Water Project, Kombadwadi hamlet completed Jan 2008 3,308