plan 323“Environment building on Water and Sanitation in Villianur panchayat of Pondicherry District”

Summary

Villianur is located to the west of Pondicherry on the Pondicherry - Villupuram main road at a distance of 9.5 Km from Pondicherry. Villianur is the headquarters of Villianur Commune Panchayat.
The area is semi urban and is a part of Pondicherry which ma

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Background

Water situation in Villianur
HPPI is running one project supported by NABARD on building Ecosan toilet and providing safe drinking water through rope pumps.
The water resource of the Union Territory continues to be undervalued and over used without regard to current costs and future requirements. There is also increasing water pollution due to urbanisation and industrialisation of the Union Territory. The Pondicherry region is supposed to have plenty of water resources because of good rainfall. The annual rainfall of about 1250 mm in about 50 rainy days is received from both the southwest and northeast monsoons.
The region has substantial quantities of groundwater of fairly good quality. However, the over-extraction of ground water, neglect of tanks,
Ground Water
Pondicherry is endowed with substantial groundwater resources. The utilisable ground water resources (at 85per cent of the gross recharge potential) are assessed at 151 MCM.
Since alluvial aquifers cover about 90 per cent of the Pondicherry region, water level in the wells is fairly shallow ranging between 12 to 14 metres below ground level. In the tank command areas alone there are 70-80 shallow wells and about 1000 tube wells.
Overall, there are some 8000 tube wells in the Pondicherry region which extract water for Agriculture, industry, and domestic purposes.
Total Annual Water Availability
Thus, the total annual availability of water for all uses in the Pondicherry region is 49 MCM (surface water) + 151 MCM (ground water) = 200 MCM per year. Annual per capita availability is roughly 200 cubic metres per person which indicates that the Pondicherry region is an area of water scarcity. It is widely accepted that regions of the world with per capita water availability of less than 1000 cubic metres annually are facing water scarcity. Despite the fact that Pondicherry is believed to have plenty of water resources, it can be categorized to be a region facing water scarcity in relation to demand.
Domestic Use
The total annual domestic requirements for the urban and rural population of the
Pondicherry region in 2020 can be estimated as follows:
Urban Requirement 0.80 million @ 100 litres per day = 80.0 million litres per day (mld)
Rural Requirement 0.27 million @ 40 litres per day = 10.8 million litres per day (mld)
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Total drinking water requirement = 90.8 MLD
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This amount is equivalent to 33 million cubic metres per year or 33 MCM
Total Requirement
Thus the total annual water requirement in 2020 is estimated to be:
Agricultural Use: 150 MCM
Industrial Use: 20 MCM
Domestic Use: 33 MCM
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Total Requirement 203 MCM
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Other estimates place the requirement much higher at 248 MCM. The total availability of 200 MCM is likely to be fully utilised by 2020, and some of the water currently used in agriculture will have to be diverted for domestic and industrial use.
Furthermore, some of the coastal aquifers will have to be artificially recharged to prevent the wall of seawater from moving further in. There will also be a loss of availability of water, particularly for drinking due to the salinity in the ground water in the coastal areas.
The Pondicherry region is therefore likely to face serious water shortages in the next two decades.
Thus, the challenge for the next twenty years is to manage the limited water resources more prudently to ensure that sufficient water is available for all the economic sectors.
Pollution and seawater intrusion further reduces the availability of fresh water for various uses.
Water Management Problems in Pondicherry
a) Ground Water Depletion
The excessive extraction for all uses has caused a drop in the water table at a number of locations. The declining trend over 10 years is of the order of 15 to 30 metres in the west and about 7 metres in the eastern part of Pondicherry. Urban sprawl has also contributed to lower recharge through reduction of vegetation cover and wetlands. In the agricultural areas, open wells are now replaced by tube wells with submersible pump sets. Extraction has gone to 35-50 metres and up to 100 metres in some places.
b) Seawater Intrusion
In a coastal region like Pondicherry, there is the added danger of the ingress of seawater.
In 10 to 15 villages, where groundwater has become saline, the villagers are supplied
Water through tankers from commune headquarters. The shallow aquifers along the coast show signs of salinity. Salt water has intruded up to a distance of 5 to 7 km from the coast. Any further extraction of groundwater has to be done only beyond this distance.
c) Industrial Pollution
Surface water and ground water have been affected by industrial pollution.
d) Sewage Pollution
The amount of sewage generated in Pondicherry is so much that an irrigation canal is acting as a main sewer. 30 per cent of the municipal area does not have a proper drainage system. Most of the sewage reaches the sea without treatment and the urban waterways, tanks and ponds have become severely polluted.
e) Water Pricing
Water charge of Rs. 0.50 per cubic metre is levied for domestic connections and Rs. 1.50 per cubic metre for commercial and institutional purposes; these rates are far too low since the cost of supplying water is Rs. 5 per cubic metre. Farmers extracting groundwater do not have to pay for power. This is undesirable both from the view point of energy policy and water policy

Location

Villianur, Pondicherry, India

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Sanitation - Households

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 625

625community members will get water from rope pump and 240 household will get clean and safe drinking water through siphon filter.
Rope pump will be installed at such places where there is no water available from government sources and also in those places where services provided by the department are not sufficient even if there is availability of water.

10 Rope pumps will be installed in the area and through each rope pump almost 250 families will get water.
250 men, 250 women and 750 children will get benefit from the project.
50 siphon filters will be distributed to the families where they have children from 0-5 years of age.

250 people will be benefitted from siphon filter.

School Children Getting Water: 500

In the panchayat all the school buildings have sufficient water facilities so project will focus more in to the community where it is more of a problem. It is a community project

Two rope pumps will be installed at aaganwari centre to benefit the 0-5 year’s age of children.
And a siphon filter will be installed at the aaganwari centre. Where more than 500 children will be benefit.
10 siphon filters will be installed in other two aaganwari and in schools more than 500 children will get clean water.

People Getting Sanitation: 250

50 people will be getting Ecosan toilet in the 5 villages
50 families
50 men, 50 women, 150 children and adult

People Getting Other Benefits: 1,000

More than 500 community members will be getting benefit in terms of new knowledge and information on Ecosan toilet, safe handling of water, usage of Ecosan toilet, siphon filter and rope pump.
Training on
• sanitation, Ecosan toilet ,
• safe handling of water,
• usage of siphon filter,
• Installation of rope pump.
• Maintenance of rope pump
• Usage of Ecosan toilet
• Construction of toilets

Employment
 Construction of Toilet
 Installation of rope pumps
 production of rope pumps

Application Type: Program Funding

Start Date: 2010-10-01

Completion Date: 2010-10-31

Technology Used:

Project will establish rope pumps, tube recharge and siphon filter and Ecosan toilets in the area to facilitate the community members by assisting them to get fresh clean water, sanitation facilities and build their capacity to enhance their life standards by adopting safe sanitation facility in the villages.
The project will establish low cost technology of producing rope pumps by local workshops, tube recharge for water harvest and Ecosan toilet which is not a new concept or technology but needs promotion in the area.
HPPI have implemented the projects on same theme;installation of rope pump, Ecosan toilet, siphon filter and tube recharge and we find results are good and accepted by the community.
We got demands from the neighboring villages to establish and teach the technology in their villages.

Phases:

Project will be done in one phase and funding can come in two parts, other half can be release after reviewing half year report.

Community Organization:

The community will be organized by forming WATSAN committees; it will consist of at least 12 members drawn from every section of society so as to represent every strata of the village at equal level. The foremost task of WATSAN committee is to mobilize the masses and reach every nook and corner. They will start working from the day one and will be responsible for the mobilization, home visit and meeting with the community. Further WATSAN committee member will educate masses for the hygienic lifestyle and how everybody can contribute for ecological sustainability.

The WATSAN committee member will consist of-

1. Project leader
2. Two school Teacher (1 male+1 female)
3. Village head (Pradhan)
4. Two women
5. Two village elderly who has good say in the
community.
6. Three youth (2 female+1 male)
7. One primary health centre official.

Government Interaction:

Project will work closely with DRDA( District rural development Agency), NABARD and PHED department of government

Ancillary activities:

1. Activities to be carried out:

a. Formation of watsan committees in 5 villages.

b. Awareness building / workshops for all the families
about the benefit of using toilets and instruction of
how to use them.

c. Awareness campaigns in schools and community
on safe handling of water.

d. Install 10 rope pumps in 5 villages

e. Install 50 Ecosan toilets in 5 villages

f. Link people with DRDA to build toilets.

g. Cleaning actions in the villages to eliminate
stagnant water and manage solid waste.

h. Education of women in Self Help Groups in
solid waste management, and how to use human
waste as resources and promote kitchen garden
i. Initial survey and impact assessment.

j. Government institutions and private corporations
will be invited to give their support for the project.

Other Issues:

Project will establish 50 tube recharges for water recharge in the villages by community contribution.
Project will facilitate the community to receive Rs.2500/- per toilet from DRDA.
And will get 10% community contribution for each toilet.

In the area DRDA is supposed to give Rs2500/- to each house hold and this money has been disbursed to the community in papers but it has not reached the community, HPPI will be working closely to the community and department to solve the problem and facilitate the money to build new toilets in the area.

Maintenance Revenue:

Project will make good rapport with the local partners and contact the local industries to support the project. Project will look for local partners, private partners and other funding agencies and departments to support the existing project.
Project will also build the capacity of WATSAN Committee members and train them to look after the project and its activities in the long run.

Maintenance Cost: $7,473

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $24,448

See attached spreadsheet, please see the new budget as we have modified it.

Co Funding Amount: $2,841

DRDA for construction of toilets
This budget is already deducted from the total budget.

Community Contribution Amount: $835

community contribution for the cost of rope, siphon filter,ecosan toilets ( 10%of total cost)
for tube recharge 100% contribution form the community
This budget is already deducted from the total budget.

Fund Requested: $24,452

Implementing Organization:

PWX Member

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    ECOSAN toilet

    AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

    Dear Kusum, The subsidy amount from the Government of Pondicherry for the construction of a toilet is Rs. 2500 and not Rs. 2200. You can adjust the budget accordingly. regards Natarajan

    Dear Kusum,

    The subsidy amount from the Government of Pondicherry for the construction of a toilet is Rs. 2500 and not Rs. 2200. You can adjust the budget accordingly.

    regards

    Natarajan

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    List of villages

    AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

    Dear Kusum, Please furnish the list of 5nos. of villages in the Villianur Commune Panchayath in which the project will be implemented. regards AR. Natarajan

    Dear Kusum,
    Please furnish the list of 5nos. of villages in the Villianur Commune Panchayath in which the project will be implemented.

    regards

    AR. Natarajan

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Mr.Natarajan, please see the name of the villages for PWX project. Kurumbapet Manavely Thirukanji Thondamanatham Uruvaiyar thanks kusum

      Dear Mr.Natarajan,
      please see the name of the villages for PWX project.

      Kurumbapet
      Manavely
      Thirukanji
      Thondamanatham
      Uruvaiyar
      thanks
      kusum

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    numbers and others...

    Rob Bell of El Porvenir

    Dear Kusam, We love the rope pump, so no doubts on that technology. You should have a look at some of the innvotations that have been done since it was exported from here though (most obvious being the complete cover): http://www.elporvenir.org/page/water-projects and I know WaterAid has done improvements in Africa. In your video on YouT...

    Dear Kusam,

    We love the rope pump, so no doubts on that technology. You should have a look at some of the innvotations that have been done since it was exported from here though (most obvious being the complete cover): http://www.elporvenir.org/page/water-projects and I know WaterAid has done improvements in Africa.

    In your video on YouTube, the wells look open - have you considered a sanitary lid/seal?

    Not clear on the numbers. You talk about 250 families per rope pump and 10 rope pump, but the water beneficiaries total is 1250. It doesn't add up. Can you clarify? Similarly in the hygiene section, you talk of 1000 and 500, which is it? Why not the whole 1,250? or is that an attendance issue? (that I can understand).

    Why only 250 for sanition, what do the other 1,000 people do?

    Like to see there is a watsan committee.

    You mention dropping water tables - any thoughts to working on some watershed protection?

    Looks like a good project overall. Thanks,
    Rob

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Rob, Good observations! We are very much working with rope pump not much in open well so far we have not planned for covering the led of a well. second point regarding 250 families @rope pump actually we calculated 25 families per rope pump. and each family have 5 memebrs as an anverage.so that why number is 1250 people. ...

      Dear Rob,

      Good observations!

      We are very much working with rope pump not much in open well so far we have not planned for covering the led of a well.

      second point regarding 250 families @rope pump actually we calculated 25 families per rope pump. and each family have 5 memebrs as an anverage.so that why number is 1250 people.

      when I say member we build capacity that is the number of people who are attending training program, awareness meetings, exposure visits etc. so number is 500-1000
      sanitation the direct beneficiaries is 250 as we are building 50 ecosan toilets the total number of household 50 and are 250 members.
      yes of course others we will also get benefit and they have been counted in capacity building block.
      Regaing water harvest we have mention in the proposal that we will be making tube recharge in the area and that is with community contribution, we have plan to go this project in next cycle of funding and we have given proposal to private corporates to support for water harvest.
      thank
      kusum

      • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

        Thanks Kusum for the reply and clarifications. 1. With sanitation, you have 250 beneficiaries - do the other 1,000 people already have access to improved sanitation? If yes, what kind of sanitation exists? If not, any plans to provide coverage to the other 1,000? 2. I wasn't asking about rainwater harvesting, but watershed protection - i...

        Thanks Kusum for the reply and clarifications.

        1. With sanitation, you have 250 beneficiaries - do the other 1,000 people already have access to improved sanitation? If yes, what kind of sanitation exists? If not, any plans to provide coverage to the other 1,000?

        2. I wasn't asking about rainwater harvesting, but watershed protection - i.e. reforestation, environmental education, etc. It is not required of course, but have you given it any thought?

        Thanks,
        Rob

        • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

          Dear Rob, 250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets. Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue. thanks Kusum

          Dear Rob,
          250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets.

          Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue.

          thanks
          Kusum

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Rob, 250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets. Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue. thanks Kusum

        Dear Rob,
        250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets.

        Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue.

        thanks
        Kusum

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      Thanks Kusum for the reply and clarifications. 1. With sanitation, you have 250 beneficiaries - do the other 1,000 people already have access to improved sanitation? If yes, what kind of sanitation exists? If not, any plans to provide coverage to the other 1,000? 2. I wasn't asking about rainwater harvesting, but watershed protection - i...

      Thanks Kusum for the reply and clarifications.

      1. With sanitation, you have 250 beneficiaries - do the other 1,000 people already have access to improved sanitation? If yes, what kind of sanitation exists? If not, any plans to provide coverage to the other 1,000?

      2. I wasn't asking about rainwater harvesting, but watershed protection - i.e. reforestation, environmental education, etc. It is not required of course, but have you given it any thought?

      Thanks,
      Rob

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Rob, 250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets. Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue. thanks Kusum

        Dear Rob,
        250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets.

        Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue.

        thanks
        Kusum

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Rob, 250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets. Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue. thanks Kusum

      Dear Rob,
      250 is the direct beneficiary of the project and project will create awarenss among the rest community and facilitate them to get subsidy from DRDA and mobilize them to build toilets.

      Ya we have future plan to work on watershed prtection and have given proposal to other funding agencies to work on the issue.

      thanks
      Kusum

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    rope pump - feasibility

    AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

    Dear Kusum, At Uruvaiyar, the households are supplied with drinking water through mobile overhead tanks by the commune panchayath. This is because of sea water intrusion in this village. I doubt the availability of fresh water in this village. The farmers are complaining on the saline water even up to 500 ft. In Thondamanatham also, ...

    Dear Kusum,

    At Uruvaiyar, the households are supplied with drinking water through mobile overhead tanks by the commune panchayath. This is because of sea water intrusion in this village. I doubt the availability of fresh water in this village. The farmers are complaining on the saline water even up to 500 ft.

    In Thondamanatham also, the water table is below 700 ft. as per the local farmers' view.

    regards

    AR. Natarajan

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Natrajan, come to your all three points; I do agree with what your are saying regarding the water situations in Pondicherry.The situation are much worse in Tamil Nadu than to Pondy. On the data on household I can respond you soon. Regarding the DRDA contribution we are receiving only Rs. 2200/- and even in Pondy I had series of mee...

      Dear Natrajan,
      come to your all three points; I do agree with what your are saying regarding the water situations in Pondicherry.The situation are much worse in Tamil Nadu than to Pondy.

      On the data on household I can respond you soon.

      Regarding the DRDA contribution we are receiving only Rs. 2200/- and even in Pondy I had series of meeting regarding this , the DRDA is supporting only Rs. 2200/- so it will be good if we can get some kind of paper from you so that we can show to the department to get the same funds for building toilets.
      with regards.
      kusum

      • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

        Dear Kuusm, My view is that the rope pumps to be installed in the villages mentioned above may not be feasible on the comments given by me above (water table 600-1000ft). Please contact Dr. Subramanian, Member Secretary, State Ground Water Authority, Government of Puducherry for further information. We got the information from the Fi...

        Dear Kuusm,

        My view is that the rope pumps to be installed in the villages mentioned above may not be feasible on the comments given by me above (water table 600-1000ft). Please contact Dr. Subramanian, Member Secretary, State Ground Water Authority, Government of Puducherry for further information.

        We got the information from the Field staff of DRDA regarding the subsidy amount. If we get the papers we will forward it to you.

        regards

        AR. Natarajan

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Natrajan, I am sorry you were correct I inquired from DRDA Pondy and they are paying rs. 2500/- and in Cuddalore district we are receiving Rs.2200/- from DRDA. Thanks for correcting me. we will change the budget accordingly. thanks. Kusum

        Dear Natrajan,

        I am sorry you were correct I inquired from DRDA Pondy and they are paying rs. 2500/- and in Cuddalore district we are receiving Rs.2200/- from DRDA.
        Thanks for correcting me.

        we will change the budget accordingly.

        thanks.
        Kusum

    • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

      Dear Kuusm, My view is that the rope pumps to be installed in the villages mentioned above may not be feasible on the comments given by me above (water table 600-1000ft). Please contact Dr. Subramanian, Member Secretary, State Ground Water Authority, Government of Puducherry for further information. We got the information from the Fi...

      Dear Kuusm,

      My view is that the rope pumps to be installed in the villages mentioned above may not be feasible on the comments given by me above (water table 600-1000ft). Please contact Dr. Subramanian, Member Secretary, State Ground Water Authority, Government of Puducherry for further information.

      We got the information from the Field staff of DRDA regarding the subsidy amount. If we get the papers we will forward it to you.

      regards

      AR. Natarajan

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Natrajan, I am sorry you were correct I inquired from DRDA Pondy and they are paying rs. 2500/- and in Cuddalore district we are receiving Rs.2200/- from DRDA. Thanks for correcting me. we will change the budget accordingly. thanks. Kusum

      Dear Natrajan,

      I am sorry you were correct I inquired from DRDA Pondy and they are paying rs. 2500/- and in Cuddalore district we are receiving Rs.2200/- from DRDA.
      Thanks for correcting me.

      we will change the budget accordingly.

      thanks.
      Kusum

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    rope pump - feasibility

    AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

    Dear Kuusm, In the proposed villages mentioned above, the Villianur Commune Panchayath has drilled boreholes and constructed overhead tanks for the supply of drinking water. The depth of the boreholes are between 600-1000 ft. The rope pumps can function up to a depth of 120 ft. Since you are going to install rope pump in each vilage at ...

    Dear Kuusm,

    In the proposed villages mentioned above, the Villianur Commune Panchayath has drilled boreholes and constructed overhead tanks for the supply of drinking water. The depth of the boreholes are between 600-1000 ft. The rope pumps can function up to a depth of 120 ft. Since you are going to install rope pump in each vilage at a certain location so as to cover the nearby 25 families, could you please inform the area in each village.

    Furtehr, the water supply to a part of the Pondicherry city comes from the Thirukanji village (one of the project villages).

    Could you present the status of drinking water availability in these 5 villages ie., no. of households per village, capacity of the Overhead tanks constructed for water supply by the Commune Panchayath, frequency of water supply to the households, etc.,

    From our experience, the rope pump best suits in Tamilnadu where there is irregular water supply to the households through the local bodies.

    Why you have restricted the supply of water filters only to 50 households (10 filter per village)? You would have considered to provide water filters to all the 25 families/village.

    regards

    Natarajan

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Natarajan, we have made a survey of 5 villages and found that the villages have drinking water problem. a) the water table is from 40 feet to 800, it varies from place to place. b) water is saline in most village and it is true that they are getting water from the tanks and even some places people are buying mineral water from shop...

      Dear Natarajan,

      we have made a survey of 5 villages and found that the villages have drinking water problem.

      a) the water table is from 40 feet to 800, it varies from place to place.
      b) water is saline in most village and it is true that they are getting water from the tanks and even some places people are buying mineral water from shops.
      c) Thondamanatham villages water smells like rotten eggs so I agree that we can have more siphon filter in this particular village to clean the water.
      d) Community members from each village wanted to have a hand pump in their villages as there is no water when there is rain or water cut in the villages.

      I still believe that we can establish rope pump wherever is it possible to install as community believed that we can install it.
      or can reduce the number of rope pumps and increase the number of siphon filter.

      I am also changing the amount for DRDA contribution in my budget.
      thanks for your valuable comments.
      regards.
      Kusum

      • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

        Dear Kusum, It's good that you have conducted a survey in all the five villages. Please provide the data as requested in para 3 above. Bear in mind that the shallow top aquifer is also saline in these villages in most of the places. Also, it is true that people are buying mineral water as you have pointed out. I doubt whether the...

        Dear Kusum,

        It's good that you have conducted a survey in all the five villages. Please provide the data as requested in para 3 above.

        Bear in mind that the shallow top aquifer is also saline in these villages in most of the places. Also, it is true that people are buying mineral water as you have pointed out.

        I doubt whether the water filter would remove the bad odour. Is there any report on the reasons for the bad odour. Thondamanatham village is surrounded by many industries and there would be a possibility for the chemical contamination of the ground water table.

        warm regards
        AR. Natarajan

        • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

          Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt. So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

          Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt.

          So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

          • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

            Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

            Dear Rajesh,

            we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

            In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
            but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

            Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
            kusum

        • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

          Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

          Dear Rajesh,

          we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

          In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
          but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

          Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
          kusum

        • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

          Dear Natarajan, Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too. In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem. And through our...

          Dear Natarajan,

          Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too.

          In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem.

          And through our survey we came to know that community also need these rope pumps.
          They believe that we can get drinking water in particular sites, recently in village Thondamanatham they have made a bore hole in agriculture land which is close to the village and they got good water.

          we have not made any scientific research on this but got the information from community members.
          I have changed my project activities and budget as believe your knowledge about Pondicherry and still I believe that we can do our agreed project activities as we have already establish 15 rope pumps in Pondicherry villages and all have good taste water.
          we have installed rope in these 5 villages.
          1.Thirukanchipet 2. Thanikuppam, 3. Karikalampakkam, 4. Embalam, 5.Perungalur

          Rope Pump I am saying that we can increase the number of siphon filter I have not mention that siphon filter will change the odor of water.

          regards.
          kusum

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt. So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

        Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt.

        So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

        • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

          Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

          Dear Rajesh,

          we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

          In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
          but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

          Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
          kusum

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

        Dear Rajesh,

        we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

        In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
        but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

        Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
        kusum

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Natarajan, Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too. In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem. And through our...

        Dear Natarajan,

        Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too.

        In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem.

        And through our survey we came to know that community also need these rope pumps.
        They believe that we can get drinking water in particular sites, recently in village Thondamanatham they have made a bore hole in agriculture land which is close to the village and they got good water.

        we have not made any scientific research on this but got the information from community members.
        I have changed my project activities and budget as believe your knowledge about Pondicherry and still I believe that we can do our agreed project activities as we have already establish 15 rope pumps in Pondicherry villages and all have good taste water.
        we have installed rope in these 5 villages.
        1.Thirukanchipet 2. Thanikuppam, 3. Karikalampakkam, 4. Embalam, 5.Perungalur

        Rope Pump I am saying that we can increase the number of siphon filter I have not mention that siphon filter will change the odor of water.

        regards.
        kusum

    • AR. Natarajan of Ekoventure

      Dear Kusum, It's good that you have conducted a survey in all the five villages. Please provide the data as requested in para 3 above. Bear in mind that the shallow top aquifer is also saline in these villages in most of the places. Also, it is true that people are buying mineral water as you have pointed out. I doubt whether the...

      Dear Kusum,

      It's good that you have conducted a survey in all the five villages. Please provide the data as requested in para 3 above.

      Bear in mind that the shallow top aquifer is also saline in these villages in most of the places. Also, it is true that people are buying mineral water as you have pointed out.

      I doubt whether the water filter would remove the bad odour. Is there any report on the reasons for the bad odour. Thondamanatham village is surrounded by many industries and there would be a possibility for the chemical contamination of the ground water table.

      warm regards
      AR. Natarajan

      • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

        Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt. So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

        Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt.

        So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

        • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

          Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

          Dear Rajesh,

          we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

          In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
          but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

          Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
          kusum

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

        Dear Rajesh,

        we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

        In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
        but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

        Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
        kusum

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Natarajan, Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too. In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem. And through our...

        Dear Natarajan,

        Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too.

        In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem.

        And through our survey we came to know that community also need these rope pumps.
        They believe that we can get drinking water in particular sites, recently in village Thondamanatham they have made a bore hole in agriculture land which is close to the village and they got good water.

        we have not made any scientific research on this but got the information from community members.
        I have changed my project activities and budget as believe your knowledge about Pondicherry and still I believe that we can do our agreed project activities as we have already establish 15 rope pumps in Pondicherry villages and all have good taste water.
        we have installed rope in these 5 villages.
        1.Thirukanchipet 2. Thanikuppam, 3. Karikalampakkam, 4. Embalam, 5.Perungalur

        Rope Pump I am saying that we can increase the number of siphon filter I have not mention that siphon filter will change the odor of water.

        regards.
        kusum

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt. So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

      Please provide us with actual data on water quality. If it is saline, then there is no point in putting in rope pumps. Siphon filter will not take out salt.

      So, if the water table (shallow) is saline, what is the option?

      • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

        Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

        Dear Rajesh,

        we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

        In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
        but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

        Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
        kusum

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Rajesh, we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water. In Pondicherry water is changing its taste alm...

      Dear Rajesh,

      we do work with common people and we had good meeting with the community members, the villagers regarding availability of water in the area and we find it demand from the people and they want to have a hand pump or rope pump in their villages as they do face problem for water.

      In Pondicherry water is changing its taste almost all places , you can not find same taste water.
      but still we can fresh sweet water at particular places.

      Siphon filter will be used for cleaning water not for other purpose.
      kusum

    • Kusum Gaur of Humana People to People India

      Dear Natarajan, Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too. In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem. And through our...

      Dear Natarajan,

      Our idea was to provide water to the people during the time there is no current, during rain and for the emergency time, for other purposes and drinking too.

      In my proposal I have mention that community is having facility by Pondicherry government our idea was to support community when they have problem.

      And through our survey we came to know that community also need these rope pumps.
      They believe that we can get drinking water in particular sites, recently in village Thondamanatham they have made a bore hole in agriculture land which is close to the village and they got good water.

      we have not made any scientific research on this but got the information from community members.
      I have changed my project activities and budget as believe your knowledge about Pondicherry and still I believe that we can do our agreed project activities as we have already establish 15 rope pumps in Pondicherry villages and all have good taste water.
      we have installed rope in these 5 villages.
      1.Thirukanchipet 2. Thanikuppam, 3. Karikalampakkam, 4. Embalam, 5.Perungalur

      Rope Pump I am saying that we can increase the number of siphon filter I have not mention that siphon filter will change the odor of water.

      regards.
      kusum

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    The central characteristics of the project are in place. Basic awareness of the importance of WASH coupled with the involvement of HPPI to oversee the WATSAN committe are fundamentals. The communitee training in hygiene, fee collection through a gender and age senstiive committee are additional element which are well founded. The budget looks appropriate for the work at hand. All the best.

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    Its good work and its good to see focus on one area.

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    Love the rope pump. Hope to see more sanitation coverage and sealed wells in the future...

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    The construction of ECOSAN toilets and water recharge through establishing recharge tubes would help in promoting alternative easy water solutions. HPPI has done commendable work in constructing ECOSAN toilets under NABARD funding in Puducherry. Though, the installation of rope pumps help in tapping the shallow top aquifer, further study is required on the availability of sweet water in the proposed project villages. Further, supply of water filters in the villages would cover only less than 5% of the total households. How the other households will get clean water has to be explained.
    The sanitation and water recharge components are very much essential in the proposed villages and has to be supported.

    AR. Natarajan

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Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Build 10 Ecosan toilets in Mangalam Complete - Successful Jun 2011 $5,119
9 Eco san Toilet Magalam Complete - Successful Aug 2011 $4,607
10 Rope pump 5 village Complete - Successful Nov 2011 $3,333
9 Toilets in Ariyapallyam Complete - Successful Dec 2011 $4,607
41 toilets and 10 rope pump in Sellancherry Cuddalore Complete - Successful Dec 2011 $846