The project supports the establishment of gravity-flow water supply system in Nedisahi village, an un-electrified village in Nayagarh district, Orissa state.

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Narrative

Nedisahi is a tribal village in a small rural community in Nayagarh district with 16 households, out of which 81% live below the poverty line. The village have started building the sanitation infrastructure in April 2008 and all 16 families have completed the construction of their toilets and bathing rooms and are ready to start building the water supply system. The toilets and bathrooms were built at least 3m away from house. In order to avoid flooding of latrine pits during rainy season, the tops of the platform and the pits are 0.45-0.6m above ground level. Villagers were also encouraged to grow banana, papaya and coconout trees around toilet soak pits to leach excess water, so that the pit can be used for at least five years before it becomes full and waste must be diverted to the second pit. By the time the second pit is full, the contents of the first have been composting for at least five years and the pathogens have been killed. This compost can then be used as organic maneau. The design and layout of toilets-bathing rooms were done in consultation with the villagers. The whole sanitation infrastructure was built with full community participation and each family was involved in the whole process and thus, ensuring 100% inclusion at all times. Gram Vikas had also provided technical support and training during the course of construction.

    Chitra Chaudhuri ( Gram Vikas ) 2 Months after completion 8 Jul, 2010

    New lease of life

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The villagers of Nedisahi are deprived &most of them are below poverty line. But they understand the essence of health & hygienic practice.

    Scarcity of water was one among other major difficulties. It was also the reason behind non use of constructed toilet & bath rooms.

    But the situation is changed now. These TBRs are now in use as the villagers have successfully completed the pipe line digging work from tough terrain to the village. The running water is commissioned to every household. Two years long effort of the community to entitle themselves the basic needs is achieved. This also envisage opportunity for the village ladies to work on entrepreneurship activities & take care of the family.

    The community has vowed on to spread the message of healthy & hygienic life to the neighboring villagers so that more & more people can be assured of the right to dignified life & protected water.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Apr, 2010 Implementation Phase
    Chitra Chaudhuri ( Gram Vikas ) 5 Months after start 12 Apr, 2010

    Work in progress

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The village is situated in tough terrains of the District. 81% of the villagers are under Below Poverty line. They go in search of their daily wage to get paid & meet family requirement. But at the same time they participated in the water source identification. It was difficult to identify the water source in the summer as layer of water bodies go down. But villagers in facilitation of Gram Vikas were successful in identyfying the source. They have started laying of pipe lines from the hillock to the village. These villagers balanced their schedule of going to tenant's work as well as donating labour in community work efficiently. In rotation basis they work. Women are also instrumental players in this work. They motivate their spouse to work hard for completion of the pipeline digging. There are difficulties like high rise of temperature leading to dehydration & fatigue. But villagers are hard working & planned to complete the task earlier.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2009 Preparation Phase

The project supports the establishment of gravity-flow water supply system in Nedisahi village, an un-electrified village in Nayagarh district, Orissa state.

Narrative

Nedisahi is a tribal village in a small rural community in Nayagarh district with 16 households, out of which 81% live below the poverty line. The village have started building the sanitation infrastructure in April 2008 and all 16 families have completed the construction of their toilets and bathing rooms and are ready to start building the water supply system. The toilets and bathrooms were built at least 3m away from house. In order to avoid flooding of latrine pits during rainy season, the tops of the platform and the pits are 0.45-0.6m above ground level. Villagers were also encouraged to grow banana, papaya and coconout trees around toilet soak pits to leach excess water, so that the pit can be used for at least five years before it becomes full and waste must be diverted to the second pit. By the time the second pit is full, the contents of the first have been composting for at least five years and the pathogens have been killed. This compost can then be used as organic maneau. The design and layout of toilets-bathing rooms were done in consultation with the villagers. The whole sanitation infrastructure was built with full community participation and each family was involved in the whole process and thus, ensuring 100% inclusion at all times. Gram Vikas had also provided technical support and training during the course of construction.

Impact

People Impacted: 123

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 123

Total families: 16, out of which 13 families are living below poverty line (BPL) and 3 families above poverty line (APL). All families are scheduled tribe.
The total population is 123 out of which 84 adults (45 male and 39 female) and 39 children (20 boys and 19 girls).
(Data source: Gram Vikas households' survey)

School Children Getting Water: 39

A total number of 39 children are living in the village out of which 20 boys and 19 girls.
(Data source: Gram Vikas households' survey)

People Getting Sanitation: 123

Total families: 16, out of which 13 families are living below poverty line (BPL) and 3 families above poverty line (APL). All families are scheduled tribe.
The total population is 123 out of which 84 adults (45 male and 39 female) and 39 children (20 boys and 19 girls).
(Data source: Gram Vikas households' survey)

Funding

Funded:
$5,854
Final Cost:
$7,502
$5,854:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal