Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

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Narrative

Constructed August 2008
Physical qlty of water Organic odor (light), normal taste

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 5 Years after completion 18 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished. Total-30.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Aug, 2008 Preparation Phase


Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Narrative

Constructed August 2008
Physical qlty of water Organic odor (light), normal taste

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Arsenic level 20 PPB
Date of Report 21st November 2008
Bacteria:TC/FC 0 / 0
Date of Report 1/12/2009

Impact

People Impacted: 22

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 22

As of June 2012 22 consumers belongs to 7 families use this well. there is a leak in the pipe that needs to be repaired.
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According to register records from July 2011, there were six beneficiary families. Male 12, female 12, children<5 is 1.

People Getting Other Benefits: 50


Public health education on arsenic health effects and personal hygiene is given to all the dugwell beneficiaries. A training program on the maintenance of the dugwells (including chlorination) is given to develop a sense of ownership and to make the program sustainable. There are five field workers working on the dugwell program who are selected from the arsenic afflicted villages. They are involved in site selection, village meetings during site selection, followed by construction of the wells and also follow up the on the technical faults of the dugwells and the numebr of users. The villagers are also shown VCDs on how to improve personal health and hygeine through proper practices. The office of Aqua Welfare Society is located in the village and the coordinator and the account asistant / data entry person travel from Kolkata to meet with them weekly. Trades like well-digging, pottery, and masonry, are required for the dugwell program and are benefiting from work generated by the project.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $40

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Implementer: Aqua Welfare Society, West Bengal, India

Aqua Welfare Society, AWS, is the partner NGO. Their office is based in the North 24 Parganas. The 8 honorary board members are located in Kolkata. There are only 5 field workers who are interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. A technical advisor of AWS is based in Kolkata who visits the village occasionally and one awareness programmer who is in charge of awareness programs in the communities and educational institutions. There is an accountant and also a data entry person on part time basis.

Funding

Final Cost:
$909

Plan/Proposal