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 new site #PW275 is in Chougacha village under the jurisdiction of the Deuli panchayat of Chakdah block in the district of Nadia. Pilot test was not done here because sand layer is found at 5-6 feet assessed from the construction of unmetalled road currently going on in this area. The land is finally donated by Thakurdas Majumdar changed from the land previously chosen that belonged to Prohlad Biswas. Arsenic was found to be unsafe in the tubewell.
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This site #PW275 is in the Berbari village under the jurisdiction of the Deuli panchayat of Chakda block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Atindro Mollick was found to be 0.05-0.08 mg/L that was tested on 3 December 2012 with the VisuPAsS Visual Portable Arsenic testing field kit. The construction is supposed to start in mid February 2013.

    • SMS
    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) 6 Days after completion 6 Dec, 2013

    Operating Status:

    good water 12 famies useing 52 peopke cooking and drijmig. given the 1 li theoline.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Nov, 2013 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) 10 Months after start 16 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    this well is used by 10 families 49 people drinking and cooking.

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) 8 Months after start 5 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    PW-275 This well is used by 8 families 32 people .good water used for drinking and cooking.

  • 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 new site #PW275 is in Chougacha village under the jurisdiction of the Deuli panchayat of Chakdah block in the district of Nadia. Pilot test was not done here because sand layer is found at 5-6 feet assessed from the construction of unmetalled road currently going on in this area. The land is finally donated by Thakurdas Majumdar changed from the land previously chosen that belonged to Prohlad Biswas. Arsenic was found to be unsafe in the tubewell.
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This site #PW275 is in the Berbari village under the jurisdiction of the Deuli panchayat of Chakda block in the district of North 24 Parganas.. The arsenic concentration of the private tubewell of Atindro Mollick was found to be 0.05-0.08 mg/L that was tested on 3 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