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

Narrative

This site #PW265 is in the Keotali village under the jurisdiction of the Saguna panchayat of Swarupnagar block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Sawpan Sarkar was found to be 0.02 to 0.04 mg/L that was tested on 8 December 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Nov, 2013 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 25 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished . M-4,F-9, Ch-6. Keotali /sawrupnagor. Sutia/Gaighata.

    • SMS
    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) 6 Months after start 10 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Construcetion has been completed.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) 6 Months after start 6 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    this well is fiting marbel stne. animesh and biswajit.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) 5 Months after start 7 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    swpan sarkar is the land donor .hand pump satting is complete

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Dec, 2012 Preparation Phase

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

Narrative

This site #PW265 is in the Keotali village under the jurisdiction of the Saguna panchayat of Swarupnagar block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Sawpan Sarkar was found to be 0.02 to 0.04 mg/L that was tested on 8 December 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this bore-dugwell.

People Getting Other Benefits: 30

Awareness programs such as village meetings before and after the construction of the well, health meeting and if needed projector program is done during the first year of construction. During this time the villagers are informed and educated on water borne diseases, health effects of arsenic in the drinking water and also educate, both, young and old, mainly women on how practicing proper personal hygiene prevents contagious diseases. At times more than 30 people gather at such meetings.

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Implementer: Project Well & Aqua Welfare Society

Aqua Welfare Society (AWS) is the partner NGO of Project Well.

Funding

Funded:
$1,246

Plan/Proposal