The Program aims to collect rain water and use it for drinking purposes. Enhance the community awareness on safe drinking water and sanitation. The lesson learnt form the program will disseminate to the other community members and to the neighboring villa
Foundation has decided to select the area to work, since this is the most underdeveloped area with very few NGO’s working for the community. The area has very large populations, which are underdeveloped and meet very few opportunities The gross area of the Taluk is 25km and there are 212,750 people. In this area, the infrastructure is very poor, the services do not reach the communities, children dropout rate is very high, health care services are bad, water is not potable, and all the communities’ members suffer from water related diseases because of the very high fluoride content in the drinking water. The high content of fluorine in the water leads to the disease like cancer, kidney failure, deformation of bone, yellow tooth’s and neurological problems, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular failure (*sourced from WHO). The children suffer from malnutrition, while women are anemic and are prone to life threatening diseases, tuberculosis, cancer, chikungunya, kidney failure, diabetes, malaria, cholera, typhoid and arthritis. The sanitation and toilets are non-existent, and the open defecation is common.
Public transportation is a distant dream; private transportation is very few and very expensive. During the rainy season, the area is cut off from the rest of the area, and the women find it difficult to go to the hospitals. Commuting between villages and schools is a major issue since it is one of the major reason why the drop out are very high in this area.
Most of the villages have schools, but are all primary schools, only up till 5th grade. After graduating from the primary school, the children are discouraged to go on to the next school level because they do not have the means of transportation and the schools are far from the village.
Water Facility in the area at present:-
• There are six water tanks are build by panchayat and there are four bore holes in the village, out of these four bore holes only two are working and gives water at the intervals of 48 hours or more.
• Community members gets water in 3-4 days (twice in a week ) and that is only for one or half an hour, They are not getting sufficient water. Water cannot be stored for two three days as it starts smelling, it contains high content of fluoride.
• Water table is depleting every year and at present it is 1200 feet, they cannot take out more water from the ground, after pumping one hour they don’t get water and have to turn off the motor, the community have to wait for several hours to get back water from the ground.
• Community complaints about drainage system no rain water harvesting facility is available at this time.
• In nearby villages the Gram panchayat purchase water from other village which is 4km away from Malur Panchayat, there is no water available as ground water. In 3-4 days water is being brought to the village.
• No safe drinking water available, no rain water harvesting structure so far in the village.
Sanitation facility and behavior practices:
• Home hygiene is poor no toilets at all only 2 or three members in a village build toilet
in their house but they are not using due to lack of water.
• Virtually no drainage system,
• All waste water comes in the street, creating conducive environment for the spread
of vector borne diseases.
• All Community level sanitation practices are poor and people are dumping their garbage on the street, there is no proper drainage system and garbage collection or dumping place.
• Hand washing practice is not practice in the community and as well as in the schools.
A. Health Status.
• Most disease recorded in the last one year is malaria, dengue, fever, chicken guinea, stomach ache and TB, in Neelakanta Agrahara village whole village was affected by chicken guinea three years ago and still they are suffering with joint pain.
• Institutional deliveries are from 80 to 90 %, whereas less than 10 % are home deliveries.
• One of the major reasons of institutional deliveries is awareness regarding reproductive and child health among general populations and they consider importance of delivery by skilled health workers.
• Malnutrition was assessed in two categories, one among the children and the second among women of reproductive age. The general malnutrition among the children in areas is up to 50% and if we come to the extreme malnutrition then almost 25 % children are affected. This finding was established as per the discussion with the ANM and on the basis of on the spot observation.
• Routine immunization is taking place in the village, people are aware about immunization,
• Most of the men and youth are working as laborers in bricks industry, agricultural labors, Nilgiri forest workers and in town as labor few goes to the companies for packing
(Companies stuffs) Women are doing the household routines and lacking other skills to generate income. Women have to wait for 4-5 hours daily to get water; there is no fix day or time for water supply, almost all villages purchase water from other villages.
Area have an average rainfall of 1246 .1 m which is slightly below the district’s average rainfall. April, June and September are the monsoon months in the area. (May month area have sudden showers) On an average rainfall of the taluk receives rains on 58 days in a year.
Project aims to harvest the precious rain water for drinking purpose and use the waiting time for productive work.
The project will leads to the following impacts-
Potable water at door step
Portable water with no contamination
Reduce the cost for getting water
lessening of water born diseases
Water availability through out the year
Reduction in health expenses
Improvement in health standard
Community aware about safe drinking water and natural resource management.
Will improve the liaison and co-operation in the villages
How to measure –
o Number of people access the quality of water
o Amount of water supply to the households
o Number of children attending schools
o Amount of additional income generated due to an effectiveness of time spent for water.
o Ratio differences of diseases level.
o Cost reduction for medical expenses.
LocationMalur town, Kolar district,karnataka state, India
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Households
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 1,500
6 women in total 174 people will get water
8 families and 3 anganwadi center ( 120 children +6 women)
School Children Getting Water: 0
120 children (3-6 years)
3 Anganwadi centers
People Getting Sanitation: 120
120 children and 6 women will get sanitation facility
30 families will benefit by Solid waste management units
People Getting Other Benefits: 2,000
50 families will benefit by Solid waste management units
30 men women will get employment during project period
500 will build their skills on safe drinking water and sanitation
Project will build soft skills of the community members, school teachers and children on handling of water, sanitation and safe disposal of solid waste through effective microorganism.
Community members will gain knowledge on rain water harvesting and approximately 30 male and female members will get job during the project period for building roof water harvesting structures.
Community members will eat healthy food by adopting kitchen garden; using solid waste as manure in their kitchen garden.
Women group will use their time in other income generating activities instead of waiting for water.
Cost on health issues will be reduced in the project area.
Start Date: 2012-08-15
Completion Date: 2013-01-30
Step by step systematic approach for implementation plan of the project supported by timelines.
• Step 1- social mobilization and awareness generation through meetings at individual, group and community levels, street plays, boarding’s etc
• School programmes – classes, video show, rallies, group formation to address issues at school
• Exposure visit to villages practicing RWH in other areas
• Step 2- planning with beneficiaries on RWH infrastructure – toilets and waste water treatment
To solve the water scarcity and sanitation problem from the area project will adopt Ecosan toilets as models and if it is accepted by the community it will be replicate over a period of time in the area.
• Formation of village development committees.
• Step 3 – implementation of infrastructure
• Capacity building on O&M
• Step 4 – planning for sustainability with beneficiaries
To solve drinking water problem in the area by traditional method of collecting rain water will be adopted in the project.
Means for selection this option:
To meet the ever increasing demand for water.
To reduce runoff which chokes storm drains
To avoid flooding of roads
To augment the ground water storage and control decline of water levels.
To reduce ground water pollution
To improve the quality of ground water
To supplement domestic water requirement during summer, drought etc.
Project will create awareness on sanitation and will work on solid waste management as a model in one of the village. All the domestic degradable waste will be treated with effective microorganism and will be used as compost in the kitchen garden. Non degradable waste will segregate separately and will be sending for recycling.
Although the organization is new into the implementation but the team has rich experience of working with community on development issues.
Project will establish 15 number of rain water harvesting structure using the available space for constructing a tank or Ferro cement or plastic tanks and will contact PWX network partners to get support wherever is needed.
One underground tank of 10*10 feet sq. m
Will store almost 20000lt water which is sufficient for a family of 5-6 members for 6-7 months using 40lit of water per day.
At initial stage this project is for one phase but we plan to develop it for long term and will be monitoring the project by evaluating the activities and through evaluation we will be developing the project.
Funding is asked for one phase.
Through the project the women groups and youth group will be empowered for addressing the issue of water, safe sanitation, child malnutrition, health, and education.
The project will organize the community in groups and project will be implemented through the Village development committee members.
Project will work closely with government department, schools, DRDA and Will seek their support for the program like awareness campaigns, pooling data, identifying beneficiaries, and facilitating community meetings. Project will work closely with NREGA schemes in the community
The project will create awareness regarding sanitation and solid waste management. Project will work on developing soft and hard skills for establishing rain water harvesting structures in the villages and train the masons in different models of rain water harvesting structures.
The child protection aspects, Anganwadis functioning is not satisfactory and high rate of malnourished children , and school dropout after lower primary is common, women health related and alcohol in ,men and women are common is the area. Needs intervention to bring in awareness, health care and livelihood programs
The idea of the project is to work with local people and train them in the technical skills and soft skills. Community will be the part and parcel of the project and have been involved from the day one; community will train over a period of time to take up the project in their hands. Formed CBO’s (Community based organizations) will be linked with banks and government schemes to get the loans and support to establish more units in the area. Their capacity will be build and they can see the impact of the project in their daily routines.
Booklet about the success
Manual of RWH design and structures
Maintenance Cost: $0
Monitoring Evaluation Plan
Monitoring & Reporting Mechanism
• Monitoring indicators – awareness generation materials placed in villages, meetings conducted with all, consolidation of action plan for implementation of project with beneficiaries, implementation of infrastructure, formation of committees, capacity building and exposure visits, school groups formation and their allied activities
• Evaluation indicators – monitoring indicators are in place, collaborative decision making in implementation of plan, total coverage of households, Total treatment of RWH structures, amount of water supplied to the beneficiaries, changes in the quantity access of water before and after the project, Quality of water before and after the project, incidence of water born diseases before and after the program, committee sustainability and acceptance level in the village
• Reporting – weekly and monthly updates from community organizers in the form of reports and meetings
• SMS reporting and Quarterly reports and photo documentation
• Completion report on process, outcomes, plans Vs achievements, failures and successes.
• SWOT – analysis of the program.
the cost will be for roof top rainwater harvesting materials , capacity building of community on water and sanitation ,garbage maintenance and administration cost .
Co Funding Amount: $0
Will try to get support from district administration
Community Contribution Amount: $483
Project will be implementing by the active members of VDC (village development committees) Community members will be contributing in the terms of cost; material, labor or technical expertise.
During the live interaction with the community, the community agreed to pay 15% cost of the unit cost.