plan 60Safe Drinking Water for 4 Remote Rural Hamlets


An entirely female driven project to provide safe drinking water to the villages of Damalwadi (Ahmednagar district) ,Wazar (Sangli district) and Dhanora & Bhojewadi (Beed District). Attention will be given throughout to manage and maintain post project.


This project will be implemented by the apex body - the Samyukt Mahila Samiti (SMS) - of the women’s SHGs. They have prioritised this as their most important need. Each village will design the project requirements according to the situation. A local contribution will be obtained (10% of project cost) from every household. This will be either in the form of labour or in the form of cash – as the village decides. The local contribution is to ensure the ownership of the project by the people. WOTR staff will support the villagers, especially the SMS to implement and manage the project. They will be given the required capacity building especially in the management of the accounts and for the post project management, including the provision of safe drinking water. The supervision of the construction work will be done by a qualified person. For the post project management, a maintenance fund will be set up. A regular water tax will be collected from every household.


Ahmednagar, Sangli and Beed, Maharashtra, India


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

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 8,030

School Children Getting Water:

People Getting Sanitation: 8,030

People Getting Other Benefits:

Start Date: 2004-12-01

Completion Date: 2005-05-01

Technology Used:

Bore wells, water tanks, pipe lines and pump sets.

Generally, current water systems need to be expanded: water tanks and pipe lines need to be constructed, bore wells need to be sunk, pipe lines need to be constructed between bore wells and water tanks.


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Community Organization:

From the beginning the women’s groups (the SMS) will be responsible for the implementation and management of the project. Local contribution (10% of total cost) will be collected from the households. They will set up a maintenance fund so see to its maintenance in the post project period. A water tax will also be regularly collected from each household and the SMS will be responsible for the same. To help the SMS manage their project, they will be given the required capacity building trainings by WOTR’s team. With this we expect that this initiative will be sustained.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance cost will be collected from all the beneficiary household at the rate of Rs. 20 per month. It will be used for the electric connection.

Maintenance Cost:


Prior art before metrics

Cost: $26,614

Please refer to pages 5 through 7 of attachment on Page 2 of application under "Additional Documents" for itemized cost breakdown.

Co Funding Amount:

Community Contribution Amount: $1,754

Community contribution is 10% of total project cost, rendered in unskilled labor.

Fund Requested: $25,126


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Name Status Completion Date Final Cost
Safe Drinking Water for 3 Remote Rural Hamlets completed Mar 2006 26,614