plan 358Integrated Drinking Water Project - Valhewadi, block -Sinnar Dist. Nashik, Maharashtra

Summary

Valhewadi is a hamlet of the main village Ghotewadi. It is a drought prone area of Maharashtra, and is the driest block of Nasik district. It receives an annual rainfall of 400-500 mm which is erratic and irregular.

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Background

- The main village Ghotewadi consists of three hamlets; Valhewadi, Lamkhade and Tambade hamlets (vasti).
- This area comes under the drought prone zone and receives an average rainfall of 400-500 mm which is irregular and erratic. As a result the area suffers from water scarcity chronically or frequently.
- Often from March to June/July, the women and young girls have to struggle for 3-4 hours each day just to fetch drinking water for household consumption.
- In order to solve the drinking water problem, last year (2010) under the "Bharat Nirman' drinking water supply scheme has been implemented by the Gram Panchayat (local council) through government funds.
- Under this scheme, the assured water source was identified near the minor irrigation tank at the distance of 3 k.m. from Ghotewadi main village, and the drinking water has been lifted and transported through underground pipeline of 3,000 meters in length, to the main village. This has been stored in the newly constructed water storage tank of 40,000 liters capacity.
- From this tank the drinking water is provided to all households except two small hamlets Lamkhade vasti and Tambade vasti. Lamkhede vasti and Tambade vasti were not included in the Govt. scheme due to the far distance from the main water storage tank.The Valhewadi hamlet has about 50 households also does not receive sufficient water due to the long distance and non availability of sub- water storage tank.
- Therefore, there has been a great demand from the women members of the SHGs from this area to extend the distribution pipeline to their hamlets with a view to overcome the drinking water problem. The village community has decided to solve the drinking water problem though their initiative rather than depending on the government.
- The villagers have planned to consturct a new water storage tank of 20,000 liters capacity at the central place at Valhewadi hamlet for extension of the existing drinking water scheme to these two hamlets.

Location

Ahmednagar, Maharashtra , India

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Watershed Development

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 521

After completion of the drinking water project , 106 households and 521 individuals would have access to the safe drinking water.
No. of households - 106 & 521 individuals
No. of women -209, Male - 312

School Children Getting Water: 0

- The hamlet (wadi) has a primary school up to 4th standard. There are 46 students in the school (24 boys and 22 girls).

- A separate tap connection would be provided to the school for drinking water and sanitation. Forty-six students would benefit.

People Getting Sanitation: 81

Presently, 14 households (81 individuals) have constructed toilets and use the same.

- For the remaining households it is planned to construct individual toilets under the Women’s Development Fund which is sanctioned under Watershed Development Program by NABARD.

- The NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 4 lacs (8,889 USD) towards the Women’s Devp. Fund. The women SHGs – Apex body called the Samyukta Mahila Samiti (SMS) has planned to utilize this component for the construction of individual toilets. This fund will be utilized as a revolving fund and to some extent loan will be given to the women SHG members from this revolving fund.

- During the next two years, all the households would construct toilets and benefit from this fund.

- The type of toilet constructed would be 1 pit UNICEF model.

People Getting Other Benefits:

The watershed development program has been implemented in Ghotewadi village since last 2 ½ years by the partner NGO of WOTR, under the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) through NABARD.

Under the integrated IGWDP program, local instiutions such as Village Watershed Committee (VWC), Self Help Groups (SHGs), a federated apex body of the SHGs i.e. Sanyukta Mahila Samiti (SMS) and farmers group, youth group, users group etc. have been formed. Under the women’s development activities, the women have been organized in Self help Groups since last two years. There are in all 18 SHGs involving 302 women members. Out of these, there are 4 SHGs involving 76 women members from the beneficiaries of the drinking water project. Internal money lending is actively practiced among the SHGs. As on March 2011, the total savings of the women’s SHGs is Rs. 61,504/-.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2011-10-01

Completion Date: 2012-09-30

Technology Used:

The proposed activities that would be undertaken for the extension of the drinking water scheme are -

• Construction of water storage tank of capacity 20,000 liters in Valhewadi hamlet
• Branch pipeline of PVC pipes in the hamlets.
• Installation of electric pump and repairs of existing pump house.
• Construction of five stand postsfor water distribution
• Provision of drinking water to the school
• Training to Water Committee and village community

- It is proposed to promote and implement a cost effective and community managed drinking water project, which would benefit the deprived and vulnerable community from Lamkhade and Tambade hamlets.
- It is planned to construct new water storage tank of 20,000 liters capacity at the centre place of Valhewadi hamlet.
- The drinking water distribution extension pipeline will be completed of 1708 meters, from the newly constructed water storage tank to the Lamkhade and Tambade hamlets. The water will be distributed through the newly constructed stand posts.
- There is an existing old water source well and underground pipeline of 600 meters in length, from which the drinking water was provided to the Valhewadi hamlet. However, after the implementation of the Govt. drinking water project, the old system is not being used. Therefore, it is planned that the electric pump of 3 HP will be installed on the existing well and the water will be stored in the newly constructed water storage tank. This source will be used as additional source of water during the scarcity period.
- A separate tap connection will be provided to the primary school of Valhewadi as they could have access to water for drinking as well as for the toilet and school gardening purpose.
- 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. Majority of the women from this village are organized in the SHGs. The federated apex body of the SHGs has been formed called SMS. The SMS has taken pro-active role in the initiation of the planning. The SHGs play an important role in the social developmental activities, especially they will be actively involved in water and sanitation activities.
- The proposed drinking water project would be implemented through the Women’s Water Committee. The women’s water committee has been formed involving 7 women members. The Women’s Water Committee will be responsible for implementation, supervision, quality control and monitoring of activities with the support of village development committee and NGO-namely GARD (Grassroot Action for Reconstruction and Development) staff.
- The funds would be released directly to the Water Committee's bank account. The committee would handle the transaction and would be responsible for maintenance of accounts. The technical and social mobilization support would be provided by GARD (a partner NGO of WOTR)
- Besides these, two specialized trainings would be conducted for the Women’s Water Committee and Village Development Committee in which the topics such as management of drinking water and sanitation project, health and hygiene issues and post drinking water project management would be covered.
- After the successful completion of the project, the Gram Panchayat with the support of the Water Committee would be responsible for the distribution of water, collection of water tax and also repairs and maintenance of the project.

Phases:

The project would be completed in one phase within 2-3 installments. After the monitoring of the first installment; the next installment of funds would be released. The monitoring would be conducted by WOTR’s Regional Resource Centre or directly by the

Community Organization:

- The entire village community has been organized through various community based organizations, such as VWC, SHGs, SMS, youth groups, farmers group etc.
- All the members of SHGs, SMS, VDC regularly conduct meetings and keep the proceedings of the meetings. In the VWC meetings, discussion is held on planning and execution of the watershed development activities, village level issues and village developmental activities.
- Majority of the women are members in the SHGs. There are in all 18 women SHGs involving 302 members. In the SHGs and SMS meetings, they discuss about the savings and internal lending, women’s issues, village developmental issues etc.
- Generally every month they conduct Gram Sabha (general meeting) and all the village level issues, progress of the watershed works, social discipline related issues such as ban on free grazing, ban on felling of trees, voluntary labour (free labour to be contributed equal to 20-25% of the total labour cost of the watershed works) etc. are discussed.
- All the expenditure that has been incurred is approved in the General meeting by the community. Thus transparency and accountability is maintained and the ownership of the project is being developed among the community.
- During the period of one year of capacity building phase, WOTR has conducted various trainings and exposure visits for the different CBOs as well as community. During the main phase of implementation of watershed WOTR is involved in monitoring of the project and conducting various training.
- 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. This helped to plan and design the extension and renovation of the drinking water project.
- The women in the SHGs have taken initiative to solve the drinking water problem. The initial planning of the project would be done through the PRA by the village community. The technical plan and estimates are prepared by GARD staff. 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 and accordingly the village community has agreed to contribute 20% of the total cost. The ‘No Objection’ certificate from the local group Gram Panchayat i.e. Ghotewadi has been obtained by the village community for the rennovation of the existing drinking water scheme.

Government Interaction:

The local Gram Panchayat is willing to give all the necessary cooperation and support to implement this project. The Gram Panchayat has given the permission to repair and extension to the existing drinking water supply scheme which is owned by the Gram Panchayat.

Ancillary activities:

Integrated watershed development programme is under implementation. This project will be completed by end of 2013.

Other Issues:

The drinking water project is owned by the Gram Panchayat and is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the project.

Maintenance Revenue:

Refer attached Maintenance and Revenue Generation excel sheet

Maintenance Cost: $459

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $13,336

Pl refer file attached

Co Funding Amount: $0

Community Contribution Amount: $2,178

It is envisaged that the people’s contribution equal to 20% of the total project cost i.e. US$ 2178 would be collected in cash by the Water Committee and deposited in the bank account with view to maintain transparency and accountability.

Fund Requested: $11,158

Implementing Organization: GARD [Grassroots Action for Reconstruction and Development]

- The drinking water project will be implemented through the WOTR’s partner NGO i.e. GARD [Grassroots Action for Reconstruction and Development] which associated with WOTR since last 10 years.
- GARD has implemented five Integrated Watershed projects successfully with the financial support of WOTR and NABARD [National Bank for Argil. and Rural Development].
- The social mobilisation and technical support will be provided by the field staff of GARD under the supervision of WOTR. The monitoring will be done by WOTR .

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    GARD and other partners of WOTR

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Namaste, Being very close to WOTR and impressed by its reach, i wonder when some of your partners who you have trained and worked with for many years would be referred for membership into PWX. Would NGOs like GARD be able to apply, review, and manage their projects on PWX? Initially it would be with help from WOTR and PWX but hopefully t...

    Namaste,

    Being very close to WOTR and impressed by its reach, i wonder when some of your partners who you have trained and worked with for many years would be referred for membership into PWX.

    Would NGOs like GARD be able to apply, review, and manage their projects on PWX? Initially it would be with help from WOTR and PWX but hopefully they would develop confidence and skills to navigate it on their own.

    Is WOTR now their fiscal agent? What are the arrangements in terms of audits and M&E between WOTR and GARD?

    Regards,
    Rajesh

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    Why 2 wells?

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    The proposal is very complete and well thought through. First a comment: i think you are the only folks who find Excel a tool to draw diagrams on! Question: why create two water sources? Why not only refurbish the old well and layout the 600m pipe? If it can suffice for most of the year, it might be a simple and more sustainable (even s...

    The proposal is very complete and well thought through.

    First a comment: i think you are the only folks who find Excel a tool to draw diagrams on!

    Question: why create two water sources?

    Why not only refurbish the old well and layout the 600m pipe? If it can suffice for most of the year, it might be a simple and more sustainable (even socially) solution.

    What is the capacity of the current source (where you plan to lay the 1350m pipe)? Will the additional withdrawals cause a problem? You mention that in the dry season there may be problems.

    Apologies if i missed this info while reading your proposal twice.

    Regards,
    Rajesh

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    Sanitation

    Rob Bell of El Porvenir

    On another topic, can you provide some more information on the sanitation piece? The application mentions that 81 people will received sanitation, but it is not mentioned (or maybe I missed it?) in the application or the budget. Do the other 400+ people already have sanitation? Thanks, Rob

    On another topic, can you provide some more information on the sanitation piece? The application mentions that 81 people will received sanitation, but it is not mentioned (or maybe I missed it?) in the application or the budget. Do the other 400+ people already have sanitation?

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Heights, capacity, and pumping solutions

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Cannot tell from the diagram what changes in elevation between the source and destination. Do you have any data? How did you decide on 20,000 liter capacity? How often do you see it being filled? For about 500 beneficiaries, this seems huge (if filled on daily basis). Could you construct something smaller? What is the timing of pumping?...

    Cannot tell from the diagram what changes in elevation between the source and destination. Do you have any data?

    How did you decide on 20,000 liter capacity? How often do you see it being filled? For about 500 beneficiaries, this seems huge (if filled on daily basis). Could you construct something smaller?

    What is the timing of pumping? Manually or through automatic level controls?

    Realizing that electricity there is a big issue (please correct me if i am wrong), have you considered a solar pumping solution? Use a smaller hp pump, more efficient, and maybe even submersible.

    Even it takes longer and maybe transport a smaller amount daily, this is slightly more sustainable, don't you think?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

    • Rob Bell of El Porvenir

      I am also interested in the answers to these questions. Solar may be an option, but needs to be carefully considered - depends a lot on the situation. However, if grid power exists and/or is not far away (less than say 3-4km), solar would not really be recommendable. I like the approach of having the community manage the funds, I will be...

      I am also interested in the answers to these questions. Solar may be an option, but needs to be carefully considered - depends a lot on the situation. However, if grid power exists and/or is not far away (less than say 3-4km), solar would not really be recommendable.

      I like the approach of having the community manage the funds, I will be interested to hear more about that, if you have done it in the past and had success with it. We are considering a pilot in that methodology.

      Looking forward to your responses. Will grade on Thursday, unless we see some answers today.
      Rob

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    queries above

    Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

    waiting for the response of the above questions before scoring today, Tuesday 26th here and Monday 25th PT.

    waiting for the response of the above questions before scoring today, Tuesday 26th here and Monday 25th PT.

    • Thomas Palgadhmal of Watershed Organization Trust

      Thank you Rajesh for inviting our partner GARD to the PWX family. The have expressed their thanks to you and willingness to be a part of the PWX. Reg the queries the replies are as follows - 1. The need to create two water sources is explained below. - The new drinking water well is located in the downstream of the minor irrigation tan...

      Thank you Rajesh for inviting our partner GARD to the PWX family. The have expressed their thanks to you and willingness to be a part of the PWX.

      Reg the queries the replies are as follows -

      1. The need to create two water sources is explained below.
      - The new drinking water well is located in the downstream of the minor irrigation tank and therefore has plenty of water. This is connected to drinking storage tank of Ghotewadi (main village) and the capacity of the tank is 60,000 ltrs (and not 40,000 ltrs as mentioned earlier). The drinking water of this tank is supplied to Valhewadi through common stand posts.

      - In Valhewadi there are about 50 households, out of these some are located near the village and many are scattered. The village community from this hamlet does not receive sufficient water due to the long distance of (1,350 meter) and non-availability of sub-water storage tank. Therefore, it is proposed to construct a new water storage tank of 20,000 liters capacity at the control place i.e. Valhewadi hamlet from which the extension pipeline will be provided to two other hamlets. (i.e. Lamkhade vasti and Tambade Vasti) which are excluded from the existing drinking water scheme. For the water distribution we have proposal construction of 5 new stand posts; three in Valhewadi and one each at Lamkhade vasti and Tambade vasti.

      - Also two sources are provided; as the existing old water source well and underground pipeline of 600 meters in length, is not in use at present can be used as an alternative. After completion of the new scheme in the main village, we propose installation of 3 .H.P. electric pump and some repairs of the pump house, so that the existing system can be used as stand by and as a conjunctive use, whenever there is storage of water or in the emergency situation.
      Since presently, it is not being used the investment of the govt. becomes a dead investment and after some years due to non –maintenance the entire old system would be defunct.

      - We had several discussions and meetings with the village community with regard to the planning and designing of the project. Also the plan and estimates were discussed with Executive Engineer Mr. Dhepe who has an experience of 25 years in implementing large drinking water project under govt. schemes. Mr. Dhepe visited the village and after his inspection to the sites and discussion with the people, the project was designed.

      2. Elevation : The main source is the Ghotewadi water storage tank which is at a height of 40 ft from the ground level and the destination is the Valhewadi hamlet connecting to other two hamlets. The newly proposed constructed water tank at Valhewadi will be filled by gravity with force through the main water storage tank (Ghotewadi). The extension of other two hamlets are at the lower level and the water from the Valhewadi will be supplied through gravity with force.

      3. Timing of pumping? Manually or through automatic level controls:

      There are two electric pumps of 7.5. H.P each. One electric pump is being used. The second one is kept as a standby. Generally, the water tank of 60,000 liters takes 3 to 3.5 hours to fill the tank. There are two persons appointed by the Gram Panchayat for the drinking water scheme. One is pump operator and second one is the water distributor. The pump operator starts the electric pump by 7:00 a.m. every day. The main water storage tank gets filled by 10/10:30 am. The drinking water is released to the people by 11:00 a.m. every day for one hour. Since the over head water storage tank is at the height of 12 meters (40 feet) from the ground level, the distribution system pipeline has full pressure of water. Water is being distributed though individual tap connections. There are about 150 individual tap connections in the main village. Generally each family gets the drinking water about 225 liters (about 45 liters per person ).

      4. What is the capacity of the current source (where you plan to lay the 1350m pipe)? : Water is being distributed though individual tap connection. There are about 150 individual tap connections in the main village. Generally each family gets the drinking water about 225 liters (about 45 liters per person ) Thus the requirement of the of the main village is about 33,750. Liter of water per day. Since the capacity of the water storage tank is 60,000 liters still there is balance stock of water is about 26,250 liters in the water storage tank. The laying of 1350 m pipeline would be done in two hamlets (Lamkhade vasti and Tambade Vasti) of Valhewadi.

      5. Considered a solar pumping solution? -
      This is not feasible due to high cost and there is no single successful model for such a large schemes (600 mtrs). There are few successful models where the pump runs on solar pump where it is installed on the bore well. We have proposed 3HP submersible pump on the existing old well which is not in use. This will be used as an additional source.

      Do revert for further clarifications or if any query is missed out.
      Regards,
      Thomas

      • Thomas Palgadhmal of Watershed Organization Trust

        Dear Rob, 1. Reg. solar use we do agree with your view. 2. Thanks for appreciating the community manage the funds. Yes we have done this in the past and would like to share it with you. - As per WOTR’s approach, the funds are released in installments to the Drinking Water Committee (DWC). - The drinking water committee (7-15 m...

        Dear Rob,

        1. Reg. solar use we do agree with your view.

        2. Thanks for appreciating the community manage the funds. Yes we have done this in the past and would like to share it with you.

        - As per WOTR’s approach, the funds are released in installments to the Drinking Water Committee (DWC).
        - The drinking water committee (7-15 members or depending on the size of the village) is the main actor which is selected in the general assembly (Gram Sabha). The committee comprises of women members. This committee is accountable to the village community and WOTR.
        - After the sanction of the project, the ‘Letter of Offer’ is sent to the DWC with terms and conditions along with the sanctioned budget. Even in large projects like watershed development projects implemented by WOTR the letter of offer is done.
        - The funds are released in installments (3-4 installments as per requisitions/action plan) directly to the DWC’s bank account.
        - After due utilization of 60% of the installment amount released, the committee requests for demand for the next installment. For this, all the original bills / receipts along with the prescribed physical and financial progress report has to be sent to WOTR.
        - The BPR accounts are maintained at WOTR’s project office (Ahmednagar) and audited by our internal as well as external Chartered Accountants. The water committee maintains its record at village level.

        3. Regarding more info on sanitation - At present there are 14 families avail individual toilet facilities and for the remaining households we have planned to construct individual toilets under the Women’s Development Fund which is sanctioned under Watershed Development Program by NABARD. The NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 4 lacs (8,889 USD) towards the Women’s Devp. Fund. The women SHGs – Apex body called the Samyukta Mahila Samiti (SMS) has planned to utilize this component for the construction of individual toilets. This fund will be utilized as a revolving fund and to some extent loan will be given to the women SHG members from this revolving fund. During next two years, all the households would avail from the construction of toilets.

        Kindly revert for any other information.

        Best,
        Thomas

    • Thomas Palgadhmal of Watershed Organization Trust

      Dear Rob, 1. Reg. solar use we do agree with your view. 2. Thanks for appreciating the community manage the funds. Yes we have done this in the past and would like to share it with you. - As per WOTR’s approach, the funds are released in installments to the Drinking Water Committee (DWC). - The drinking water committee (7-15 m...

      Dear Rob,

      1. Reg. solar use we do agree with your view.

      2. Thanks for appreciating the community manage the funds. Yes we have done this in the past and would like to share it with you.

      - As per WOTR’s approach, the funds are released in installments to the Drinking Water Committee (DWC).
      - The drinking water committee (7-15 members or depending on the size of the village) is the main actor which is selected in the general assembly (Gram Sabha). The committee comprises of women members. This committee is accountable to the village community and WOTR.
      - After the sanction of the project, the ‘Letter of Offer’ is sent to the DWC with terms and conditions along with the sanctioned budget. Even in large projects like watershed development projects implemented by WOTR the letter of offer is done.
      - The funds are released in installments (3-4 installments as per requisitions/action plan) directly to the DWC’s bank account.
      - After due utilization of 60% of the installment amount released, the committee requests for demand for the next installment. For this, all the original bills / receipts along with the prescribed physical and financial progress report has to be sent to WOTR.
      - The BPR accounts are maintained at WOTR’s project office (Ahmednagar) and audited by our internal as well as external Chartered Accountants. The water committee maintains its record at village level.

      3. Regarding more info on sanitation - At present there are 14 families avail individual toilet facilities and for the remaining households we have planned to construct individual toilets under the Women’s Development Fund which is sanctioned under Watershed Development Program by NABARD. The NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 4 lacs (8,889 USD) towards the Women’s Devp. Fund. The women SHGs – Apex body called the Samyukta Mahila Samiti (SMS) has planned to utilize this component for the construction of individual toilets. This fund will be utilized as a revolving fund and to some extent loan will be given to the women SHG members from this revolving fund. During next two years, all the households would avail from the construction of toilets.

      Kindly revert for any other information.

      Best,
      Thomas

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    Chitra Chaudhuri of Gram Vikas

    Hello thomas, Looked through your proposal and wanted to know more about the electricity issue, as the maintenance costs are seemingly low. PEr month electric tariff that is mentioned is nothing compared to what communities in Orissa pay for the electricity charges for water supply. Can you please inform me more about the electricity rat...

    Hello thomas,

    Looked through your proposal and wanted to know more about the electricity issue, as the maintenance costs are seemingly low. PEr month electric tariff that is mentioned is nothing compared to what communities in Orissa pay for the electricity charges for water supply. Can you please inform me more about the electricity rates for piped water supply in Maharashtra.

    How do you estimate the yield in the wells? You mentioned that an existing source would be used? will it suffice for the water , are any water test done?

    Also in the costing, I can relate to what we do here in Orissa, do you cost for any electric connection additionally required to run the system? What is the prevalent wage rate for masonry and unskilled work, like pipe laying etc?

    thanks
    chitra

    • Thomas Palgadhmal of Watershed Organization Trust

      Hello Chitra Apologies for the delay. The replies are - 1. As we mentioned in the revenue generation model the electricity charges for agriculture purposes is Rs. 250/- per HP/month. For the drinking water project the rates are subsidized by 50% i.e. Rs. 125 per HP/month. Since last three years, the situation has changed due to h...

      Hello Chitra

      Apologies for the delay.

      The replies are -
      1. As we mentioned in the revenue generation model the electricity charges for agriculture purposes is Rs. 250/- per HP/month. For the drinking water project the rates are subsidized by 50% i.e. Rs. 125 per HP/month.
      Since last three years, the situation has changed due to heavy loss to the electricity board. The electricity board has been divided into three limited companies. (i) Electricity Supply cooperation company (ii) Generation company (iii) Transmission company.
      Now since last two years the electric supply company have installed electric meters on the agriculture pumps. The rates are Rs. 1.37 per unit plus surcharge of Rs. 0.40 per unit = Rs.1.77 per unit or Rs. 276 HP. The 50% subsidy (Rs. 138) is given to drinking water projects owned by GP

      2. Yield in the well – it is proposed to use (old) existing drinking water well which is not in use since last year. It has water for 8-9 months. In summer, there would be a shortage of water. However, this well will be used as alternate/additional source of water. Yes it will suffice water. Please refer replies given to Rob & Madan. The water test is not been done for the moment but in future it would be done.

      3. For the new electric connection an amount of Rs. 1,000 per HP is charged. If it is available within the zero pole units (5ft), then no payment is to be done. However, if it has to be supplied from a distance for 1,000 ft., one pole costs Rs. 10,000 per pole plus supervision charges. In such situation, the group of farmers apply for group connection and the amount is divided among themselves. The approx. wage rate for labour is Rs. 200 and for skilled is Rs. 400/-.

      Do revert if your require any other information.

      Regards,
      Thomas

      • Chitra Chaudhuri of Gram Vikas

        thanks for the reply chitra

        thanks for the reply
        chitra

    • Chitra Chaudhuri of Gram Vikas

      thanks for the reply chitra

      thanks for the reply
      chitra

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    Existing well, revenue, maintenance

    Madan Kumar of Team Blue

    Hello Thomas, I'm sorry but I'm still unclear on the existing well and why it can't be the sole/main source of water: Existing Well 1. Is the existing old well dry or does it not have adequate capacity? If it isn't, then: a. Given the pipe from the existing well (600m away) is already laid, then wouldn't it be possible, as a first ph...

    Hello Thomas,
    I'm sorry but I'm still unclear on the existing well and why it can't be the sole/main source of water:
    Existing Well
    1. Is the existing old well dry or does it not have adequate capacity? If it isn't, then:
    a. Given the pipe from the existing well (600m away) is already laid, then wouldn't it be possible, as a first phase, to get up and running faster with just this well?
    b. With the savings (not laying 1350m of pipe), there could be more stand posts or even individual taps.
    c. Then, only if needed, the 1350m pipe can be laid to supplement the old well.

    Maintenance
    2. If the existing well (600m away) is to be used in an emergency, why will the 3BHP pump need to be run every month? Wouldn't it need to be run only in the dry months between March and July?

    Revenue
    3. Are families comfortable paying per family or would they prefer paying per person? Or does that open up other problems?

    thanks,
    Madan

    • Thomas Palgadhmal of Watershed Organization Trust

      Greetings to you The replies are - 1. a The exiting well is not dry. The old well (600 meters) is meant only for Valhewadi hamlet and is being used for 50 households (approx 250 population). The water requirement is of 11,250 ltrs per day and the water from this well is available for at least for 9-10 months. Only in the peak period o...

      Greetings to you
      The replies are -
      1. a The exiting well is not dry. The old well (600 meters) is meant only for Valhewadi hamlet and is being used for 50 households (approx 250 population). The water requirement is of 11,250 ltrs per day and the water from this well is available for at least for 9-10 months. Only in the peak period of summer there is a scarcity of drinking water for two months. Also the water from this well is not sufficient for another 2 additional hamlets (which has been proposed along with Valhewadi) i.e. Lamkhade and Tambate hamlets.
      - The water requirement of 106 households (521 population) is about 23,500 ltrs. which cannot be met from this old well and fulfill the needs of the people. Since the well and underground pipeline constructed by the government is already in place and not being used presently, it has become a dead investment. Therefore, we propose this water source (though not sufficient in summer) can be used for 9-10 months as an alternative source and a standby in emergency situation.

      b & c. The pipeline of 1,350 meters is already laid down under the govt. scheme and is being used to supply water to the Valhewadi hamlet (50 families) only. This pipeline requires a storage water tank and an extension to other two hamlets i.e. Lamkhade vasti and Tambate wasti. This would meet the needs of these hamlets and would get sufficient water.

      2. Maintenance : Yes your are correct. This pump would be run as when required. The electric charges for the drinking water for the GP is subsidized to Rs. 50 (Rs. 2250 per year). As it is the cost would not matter much as the electric charges would be paid by the GP.

      3. The families are comfortable and willing to pay the tax. The GP is responsible for the repairs, maintenance and running charges. At present, the GP collects Rs. 360/- per family for six months. i.e. Rs. 720 per year (Rs. 60 per month). There will be no additional water tax for the proposed project nor for the 3 HP motor.

      Do revert for any other information
      best,
      Thomas

      • Madan Kumar of Team Blue

        Hello Thomas, Thanks for the clarifications. Also, my apologies, I realize now that the 1350m has already been laid thanks, Madan

        Hello Thomas,
        Thanks for the clarifications.
        Also, my apologies, I realize now that the 1350m has already been laid

        thanks,
        Madan

    • Madan Kumar of Team Blue

      Hello Thomas, Thanks for the clarifications. Also, my apologies, I realize now that the 1350m has already been laid thanks, Madan

      Hello Thomas,
      Thanks for the clarifications.
      Also, my apologies, I realize now that the 1350m has already been laid

      thanks,
      Madan

  • Rating: 8

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    Great to see that WOTR has most of their historical projects funded by other organizations listed on PWX. It would have been helpful to score to see the current status with photos of the old projects, for instance, the Sigvad project ID38 has photos taken in 2008. In fact Project Well too need to upload more photos and reports of historical projects on PWX though they maintain their own internal tracking system. It is a bit tedious but if the projects are large and not multiple, updating should be easier.

    It is advisable to give a status report of all the historical projects in the background section perhaps or upload a brief report during the next application round as Project Well publishes a brief assessment report in the annual newsletter using their internal tracking system.

  • Rating: 8

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    The project supplements the government programme on drinking water and is designed to address the flaw in government chosing its priorities for bigger villages for water supply. WOTR should be supported for this project.
    gram vikas

  • Rating: 9

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    This project is quite doable as it directly targets schools and children at an affordable cost.

  • Rating: 8

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    All good, just hope there is enough flexibility in the design (WOTR is known to flexible in its community building) to adapt to inputs from this review and local conditions.

  • Rating: 7

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    The explanations have helped, but things are still not completely clear to me.

  • Rating: 8

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    Will be beneficial to the additional hamlets and "revive" the existing well. The clarifications certainly cleared the air with regards to the existing well.

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Integrated Drinking Water Project - Valhewadi, block -Sinnar Dist. Nashik, Maharashtra Complete - Successful Sep 2012 $9,845